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Evans High gets funding for medical/dental clinic for students

The "community school" at Evans High in Pine Hills has secured nearly $1 million for a new on-campus medical and dental clinic, officials said.

The clinic, dubbed a "wellness cottage," has been in the works since a coalition of educators and advocacy groups announced plans in 2011 to create a "community school" at Evans.

The goal was to make the school a hub of the neighborhood and a place that could offer services -- from health care to GED classes -- to help both students and other residents.

This year, the Florida Legislature provided $400,000 for the Evans clinic and a federal grant provided another $500,000, officials said. The money will go to purchasing a portable building and then stocking it with dental and medical equipment and supplies.

The new clinic should open this fall, officials said.

The community school is a joint effort of the Orange County school district, the University of Central Florida and the Children's Home Society of Florida, all of which will help staff the new "wellness cottage."



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