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Family Health Care response to Grant School Board’s letter to the community

The Grant Public School Board of Education posted a letter to the community on its website regarding its June 19 decision to terminate its contract with Family Health Care to operate the Child and Adolescent Health Center. Click here to read the letter.

Family Health Care’s response to the letter:

Family Health Care remains unaware of the concerns noted in the Grant Public Schools Board of Education letter to the community. Despite the letter saying the school board chose to step back from the contract so that additional communication could occur, we have not had any communication that shares what those concerns may be or how they may be addressed. Family Health Care is ready to negotiate and willing to find a middle ground to ensure health care services will be available to students in the Grant Public Schools during the upcoming school year.

As it stands, Family Health Care does not have a contract with Grant Public Schools and has been issued notice to vacate the office space in the middle school on or before October 6, 2023. The Child and Adolescent Health Center will close unless the board of education takes action.

With just six weeks until the school year begins, quick action must be taken as Family Health Care can no longer continue to wait as decisions regarding staffing and operations must be made. If the school board cannot make a decision, we will be forced to begin transitioning services out of Grant Public Schools prior to the first day of school in September.

While we remain optimistic that an agreement can be reached, the distraction caused by the school board takes the focus away from ensuring children are ready for a healthy school year and places it on the uncertainty of contract negotiations which have yet to begin.

Media Contact:
Alan Neushwander
Director, External & Internal Relations
(231) 239-3396