News from the Grossmont Healthcare District
The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has unanimously approved a $2,344 grant to the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) to cover one year of fingerprinting costs for outside health care providers who work at seven school sites and provide unmet healthcare needs to "at risk" students.
GUHSD officials said as part of ensuring student safety In order to ensure student safety, all service providers who work on-site with students and their family members are required to undergo a fingerprint clearance and criminal background check. The school sites include Granite Hills, Grossmont, Santana, Monte Vista, Mount Miguel, El Cajon Valley and El Capitan.
"We are proud to assist our local schools in their efforts to provide a safe and healthier learning environment for our children and meet the requirements of the law," said Dr. John Hardebeck, GHD 2006 board president. "There is no question about the necessity of protecting the health and well-being of children in our communities with safer hiring practices."
School board president Jim Kelly said, "We
appreciate the strong partnership we have with the Grossmont Healthcare District.
This grant will allow us to keep students safe while providing them with the
resources that they need, including bringing in outside providers where necessary."
The Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency
in San Diego's East County region, supports
various health-related community programs and services in San Diego's East County
region and serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital on behalf of local taxpayers.
The District, formed in 1952, is governed by a five-member board of directors,
each elected to four-year terms, who represent nearly 500,000 people residing
within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County. For more
information about GHD, visit
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