Roswell school-based health centers worry about funding

February 11, 2011 • Local News

The administration for Roswell school district’s school-based health centers say they are worried its funding will be cut further since the state faces a budget shortfall of up to $400 million.

“We’re holding our breath along that line because there’s going to be a little give everywhere,” Linda Monk, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Director of Public Health for Southeastern New Mexico, said during an open house at the Mesa Middle School health center Thursday. “What that budget will be, we don’t know until the Legislature finalizes the budget.”

Health Coordinator Jeneva Dearing said the budget to operate the three school-based health centers in Roswell, located at Mesa Middle School and Roswell and Goddard high schools, was slashed during last year’s budget cuts from $165,000 to $160,000.

Dearing said the three centers provide a range of health services for students, parents and staff members of the Roswell Independent School District, Login to read more

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