The administration for Roswell school districtâ€™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.
â€œWe’re holding our breath along that line because thereâ€™s going to be a little give everywhere,â€ Linda Monk, the New Mexico Department of Healthâ€™s Director of Public Health for Southeastern New Mexico, said during an open house at the Mesa Middle School health center Thursday. â€œWhat that budget will be, we donâ€™t know until the Legislature finalizes the budget.â€
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 yearâ€™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