Broward schools enroll 587 Haitian students; set up free health care
As of Friday, February 5, 2010, Broward County Public Schools has received 587 new students from Haiti in the aftermath of the country’s recent devastating earthquake. These students are acclimating at 145 Broward County Public Schools and 18 Charter Schools throughout the District. In many instances, schools have been able to partner displaced students with current Haitian-American students to assist them in adapting to their new learning environment.
In an effort to assist students with health services, the District’s Health Education Services Department recently announced its Haitian Outreach School Health Initiative. The Department has coordinated with several community health providers and facilities to provide school physicals and immunizations including, the Broward County Health Department, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital Outreach, Broward Health, North Regional Health Center, Pompano Pediatrics Clinic, Fort Lauderdale Health Center and 7th Avenue Family Health Clinic – Pediatrics. Services will be provided to students at no cost.
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