On October 16, the Quilcene school board unanimously voted to approve a new school-based health center (SBHC) to serve Quilcene K-12 students.
The Quilcene school district, Jefferson County Public Health, and Jefferson Healthcare mounted an effort through the summer and into the fall to engage in planning with the community through community meetings, parent and student surveys, outreach at local fairs and sporting events, and the use of social media and district communications. They are now working on plans for building the clinic within the elementary school which is on campus with the middle and high school. More to come in 2020!
Local press coverage of the community process and school board approval: