WCPS Actively Seeking Solutions to Maintain High Level of Health Services for Students
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 7, 2012) – Washington County Public Schools is actively seeking solutions to maintain a high level of health services for students this summer and next school year, following a recent announcement of county budget cuts that directly impacted the current school health practitioners who serve students in schools.
WCPS, along with outside agencies and community leaders, is moving quickly to explore options that will guard the health and safety of children in Washington County’s public schools.
“The health and safety of children in our schools remains the number one priority of the school system,” said Dr. Clayton Wilcox, WCPS superintendent. “Immediately upon learning that the county’s health department would no longer have the required budget to maintain health services in the schools, we began to explore solutions that will serve students’ needs comprehensively. While we need to move quickly, we must also explore all our options to determine the best outcomes for our students.”
The school system will continue working daily to find a way to fully staff health services in schools and solve this critical need for children.