Three Minnesota clinics will receive nearly half-a-million dollars in federal funding to expand their school-based health centers.
Brooklyn Center's school district will receive a share of more than $270,000 for equipment. The district's superintendent Keith Lester said the center has served more than 3,600 students since it opened about a year-and-a-half ago.
"It's working great but now these things will provide the equipment to make it one notch better, more efficient, more effective and we're absolutely thrilled."
The city of Minneapolis will receive more than $135,000, and West Side Community Health Services in St. Paul will receive nearly $65,000. The grants are the first in a series to help clinics provide more health care services at schools nationwide.