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School-Based Health Clinic Divisive Issue In Mamaroneck

A proposed school-based health clinic at Mamaroneck Avenue School has the community divided.
A proposed school-based health clinic at Mamaroneck Avenue School has the community divided. Photo Credit: Mamaroneck School District

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- A proposal that would have Mamaroneck schools partner with an outside not-for-profit health provider at Mamaroneck Avenue School has the community divided, according to LoHud.com.

Open Door already runs school-based clinics in other neighboring towns like Port Chester and Ossining. Those who support the proposal say it will help keep kids in class while addressing gaps in health care for lower-income students. Opponents, on the other hand, say the clinic could create security problems and lead to more sick kids going to school, LoHud.com reported.

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