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Program Description

  School Health Services

This program provides health services to students in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). These services include: first aid and emergency care; health appraisal; medication and treatment administration; health counseling, consultation, and education; referral for medical, psychological, and behavioral problems; case management for students with acute and chronic health conditions, and pregnant and parenting teens; and hearing, vision, and Lead Certification screenings. Immunizations and tuberculosis screenings are administered at School Health Services Centers, primarily to international students enrolling in MCPS. Primary health care, provided by nurse practitioners and physicians, is provided to students enrolled at one of the County's School Based Health Centers or High School Wellness Centers. Head Start-Health Services is a collaborative effort of HHS, Office of Community Affairs, School Health Services, MCPS, and contracted community-based child care centers to provide comprehensive pre-kindergarten services to Federally eligible three and four year old children.

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Program Contacts

Contact Travis Gayles of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.1211 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Percent of students that return to class and are ready to learn after a health room visit8788878787
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Program Budget Changes

FY20 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved28637867269.89
Enhance: Funding for School Health Room Staff for New School Facilities4562874.79
Add: Implementation of Atticus Act (Vision and Hearing Screening for Children)713390.62
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.12552680.17
FY20 Recommended30420761275.47