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Special Board Meeting - Sept. 5, 2020

The Butler County Educational Service Center Governing Board will hold a special meeting to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual and to discuss general business. The meeting will be held virtually using Zoom on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

As More Children Show Symptoms of Trauma, Head Start Programs Expand Support Services

Suzanne Prescott first noticed the changes in children’s behaviors in 2015.

She was fielding reports of kids knocking over bookshelves, tables and chairs; hitting their classmates; and causing physical harm to themselves and their teachers. Not only were more 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds having outbursts, they were doing so with an intensity Prescott had never before seen.

Inside a Preschool That Treats the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

In the living room of his mother’s apartment, a threadbare two-story unit next to the train tracks, Ryder pulls out bulky plastic toys from a bin and wonders aloud about how they work, smiling toothily, mumbling along to “Baby Shark” and occasionally popping another fruit-flavored gummy into his mouth.

Butler County Receives $1.3M Grant to Fight Infant Mortality

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and its Medicaid managed care plan partners recently awarded $1.3M to a collaborative community-wide initiative in Butler County to curb the alarming rate of infant mortality among African-American babies in the region.
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