Ascension board OKs health education plan

On Tuesday, July 20 the Ascension Parish School Board voted 9-0 to enter into a contract with the Capital Area Human Services District that would bring a LifeSkills Training program to parish public high schools.

Coordinator of Student Services Linda Lamendola told the board that the agreement would mean a donation of $45,000 to the school district to provide the health service education program.

According to information Lamendola provided the board, the course would cover topics such as the value of good health, risk-taking, substance abuse, health and the media, managing stress and anger, better family communications and building healthy relationships.

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