School-Based Health Center
Interim Superintendent, Dr. Walter Davie, announced today that the Tuscaloosa County Schools will not move forward with plans to build a school-based health center in the Brookwood community. While there are many positive advantages for a school-based health center, it needs to be a service that is right for a community and one that has wide community support. After listening to many parents and community members, as well as conducting a survey to gain feedback, there is simply not the level of support needed to proceed.
School-based health centers provide many valuable services that target the prevention of illness and that promote healthy children and healthy lifestyles. Students can be treated for acute illnesses, such as flu, and chronic conditions, including asthma and diabetes. They can also be screened for dental, vision, and hearing problems.
The Tuscaloosa County Schools appreciates the support for our children by Maude-Whatley Health Services. We always welcome opportunities for continued partnerships with community agencies on behalf of our students.