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Pinellas School Board, Juvenile Welfare Board, County Commissioners meet for joint workshop today



The Juvenile Welfare Board and Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners will join the Pinellas School Board at a joint workshop today to discuss at-risk youth, school nurses and homelessness.

The workshop, which begins at 10:30 a.m. at the school district's Largo headquarters, will feature presentations on those four categories.

Powerpoints posted online show that the Juvenile Welfare Board spent more money on resources in south St. Petersburg in fiscal year 2014-15, spending $9.4 million to serve 4,500 people.

The school district received funding for eight more licensed practical nurse positions for the 2016-17 school year, but officials make a case there still aren't enough school nurses as the number of students with health needs is on the rise.

Local organizations continue to battle rising rates of homelessness, including youth and unaccompanied minors. According to the Housing and Urban Development inventory count, 248 family beds and 60 single beds were lost in 2016.

[Last modified: Monday, January 30, 2017 6:45pm]


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