School clinics stay open despite budget cuts

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Capital News Service
LANSING— Thanks to a school clinic, Jasmine Magalski doesn’t have to leave school every Wednesday to get her allergy shots. The clinic at Alcona Elementary is one of 69 school clinics that lost state aid with the latest budget cuts. It and the others remain open, but with 10 percent less state aid, said Kyle Gerrant, supervisor of coordinated school health and safety programs at the Department of Education. Magalski’s mother, Chelsea Travis, is thankful. “She is able to get treatment without leaving school instead of treatments taking time away from her education, and I think that is really important,” Travis said.