School Board advances plans for public mobile health unit at SISD facility
(posted February 1, 2021)
At the January 2021 school board meeting, Trustees unanimously approved an interlocal agreement with Harris County to provide community health activities administered by Harris County Public Health at the site that was previously C.E. King Middle School.
“This is a project we have been working on for more than a year, and in large part is possible because of our community,” said Superintendent Dr. King Davis.
Sheldon ISD community members passed a bond referendum in 2016 that allocated funds to renovate the building previously used as King Middle School. Also included in the bond package was a new building for King High School to accommodate the district’s growing student population. The new facility, located off of the Beltway 8, opened its doors in February 2020. In August 2020, King Middle School students moved to the building formerly used as King High School (off of C.E. King Parkway).
“We are so grateful for the passing of the 2016 bond election, because not only were we able to build new schools that provided the latest upgrades for safety and security measures, we were able to collaborate with Harris County Public Health to offer a site on our property that will assist our community members with their medical needs,” said Dr. Davis.
In November 2019, Sheldon ISD Board of Trustees approved a partnership with the Harris County Public Health Department for a Public Health Mobile Clinic. This proposal included minor renovations to the old King Middle School facility, which is now being used as an administrative complex.
Portions of this facility will be used as a reception area for community members being served by a Public Health Mobile Clinic stationed on the southwest parking area of the building. All expenses for the renovation are covered by Harris County Public Health.
“This is a great opportunity for our community to receive medical assistance in a location closer to their homes,” said Dr. Davis. “We are looking forward to this partnership with Harris County and the resources it will provide. This will help our families have access to a local health facility without having to travel outside of our Sheldon community”
Renovations to the facility are beginning early 2021. The new facility is expected to be named later this spring.