Seattle’s Police Chief Visits Interagency SBHC

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Interagency Academy’s School-Based Health Center (SBHC) welcomed interim Seattle Police Chief, Carmen Best. Staff from Public Health–Seattle & King County, sponsor agency Kaiser Permanente, and Seattle Public Schools (including Principal, Kaaren Andrews) led Chief Best on a tour and introduced her to clinic services. An enthusiastic thank you to the school and clinic staff…

SPS Announces New Superintendent for 2018-19 Schoolyear

On April 4, 2018 the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) School Board selected Denise Juneau as the preferred candidate for Superintendent starting in the 2018-19 schoolyear. The final selection is pending contract negotiations which will be voted on at the April 25, 2018 Board meeting. Ms. Juneau joins SPS after serving as the State of Montana’s Superintendent of…

Seattle Public Schools Seeks Community Partner Input

The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Community Partnerships Program has started convening meetings with partner agencies every other month. These meetings provide an opportunity for representatives of partner organizations to get timely updates and provide feedback on high priority issues in SPS. If you are not on the calendar invite for these meetings and would like…

HRSA Announces $10M for SBHC Renovations

Crossposted from the School-Based Health Alliance. This week the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of up to $10 million in funding for school health center capital investments. The agency is expected to give up to 100 awards to currently operational school-based health centers for the purpose of increasing “access to mental…

FREE Preventive Dental Care – February 20, 2018

The UW Center for Pediatric Dentistry is offering FREE preventive care on February 20, 2018 from 1-5pm for kids ages 6 months through 18 years old. Families need to make appointments by calling 206-543-5800 and asking for a “Give Kids a Smile” appointment. The first 50 kids will receive free services. Interpretation is available.