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Robb Blasdel Announces Over $2.6 Million for Brown Local Schools

March 26, 2024
Monica Robb Blasdel News

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Monica Robb Blasdel (R-Columbiana County) announced today that the Brown Local School district will receive $2,627,950 in funding for a new 3,000-square-foot community wellness center. The funding comes from the new Appalachian Children's Health Initiative, part of the Appalachian Community Grant Program. The State Controlling Board approved the funding during its meeting on Monday.

"The new wellness center will be a tremendous resource for the students and families in the Brown Local School District," said Robb Blasdel. "By providing greater access to physical and mental healthcare, we are putting students in the best position to succeed in the classroom and preparing them for a bright future."

The project is in partnership with the Aultman Health Foundation. The new wellness center will provide comprehensive services, including access to healthcare, mental health, addiction, and recovery services, CARE Team Services, and wellness opportunities for staff and community members. It will be staffed by a nurse practitioner and a medical assistant and will operate on weekdays, year-round. Students will be prioritized, but the center will be capable of serving staff while also allowing access to the broader community.

The next State Controlling Board meeting is scheduled for April 15, 2024.