The Oregon-Davis School Board is taking steps to help students get the mental health services they need. Board members approved a service agreement with the Bowen Center Monday, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.
“This will allow us to have a partnership with the Bowen Center to work with our students and families,” Harman explains. “The Bowen Center will assist our corporation with the many social and emotional needs of our students and families.”
Harman says the services won’t mean any new expenses for the school corporation. “That is a service where the Bowen Center collects fees based on if parents or children are free and reduced and through Medicaid,” he says. The Knox and North Judson-San Pierre school corporations have entered into similar agreements with the Bowen Center over the past year.
The Oregon-Davis School Board also renewed its contract for dietitian services through the Northern Indiana Educational Services Center. “The dietitian works with our food service director as well as our school nurse to make sure that we’re in compliance with state and federal guidelines,” Harman explains. O-D’s share of the cost is $3,500 per year.