MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — Manor Independent School District has partnered with Austin-Travis County Integral Care and People’s Community Clinic to launch the Manor Mustang Health Center to students and their families. Through these partnerships, the health center will be able to provide health and mental services to all students and families in the district.
“Last year, we had nearly 15,000 absences for illnesses alone,” said Superintendent Kevin Brackmeyer. “We need to start doing something about it, instead of just talking about it. We were really committed to making this happen.”
Brackmeyer says students need to be in school.
“Research says when kids are in school, they do better than when they’re not,” he added. “This is giving every student a chance and an opportunity to be successful.”
To kick off the opening of the facility, the district hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at the Manor ISD Board Room. The health center will provide medical services for uninsured and underserved families. People’s Community Clinic will provide primary care medical services to elementary students, and Integral Care will continue to provide behavioral health services and support to students of all ages.
According to Brackmeyer, there are currently 15 new staff members operating the health facility.