Seattle Adopts Education Action Plan

SEATTLE – Council unanimously adopted the Seattle Education Action Plan today, which will guide City investments toward eliminating opportunity gaps in Seattle’s education system. The Education Action Plan is the culmination of a citywide community effort to end the disparities in school achievement between white students and African-American/Black and other students of color who have…

3 New SBHCs Opening in King County

Crossposted from the Best Starts for Kids Blog Three new school-based health centers (SBHCs) in King County will open in the 2017-18 schoolyear with funds from the Best Starts for Kids Initiative. Each SBHC will feature a health clinic, counseling space, a pharmacy, and space for a mobile dental unit. On-site behavioral health providers will provide mental-health support, counseling,…

Changes to SPS Immunizations Records

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) will be using new tools and systems to track immunizations records. Starting in 2017, SPS will begin using a system called School Module developed by the Washington State Department of Health. The system will allow SPS to look up immunization records quickly to determine whether students have all the required vaccines for school.…

Seattle and King County Welcome Immigrants

In the aftermath of federal decisions, Seattle and King County are stepping up and stepping out on the issue of immigrant rights. In a vote Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Seattle School Board unanimously approved a decision to declare the District a “sanctuary district.” Seattle Public Schools staff will never ask for a student’s immigration…

New Professional Development Resources!

We’ve recently launched a password-protected section of our blog for our Seattle and King County school-based health medical and mental health providers. This section will include an up-to-date calendar of Public Health-sponsored professional development opportunities as well as materials from past events. To access this section of the blog, select the “Training & professional development”…

Macklemore Visits the Interagency Recovery School

Interagency Academy has a number of different sites, many of which the Group Health Cooperative Interagency School-Based Health Center serves. One of these sites, the Recovery School in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, focuses on providing a supportive environment for students recovering from drug and alcohol dependence. Music star and recovering addict, Macklemore recently visited…