By Frank Denzler Rushville Republican
---- — Teachers, administrators, personnel from local law enforcement departments, local businesses and others, known collectively as the Local Coordinating Council (LCC) recently met for the first time of the 2013-2014 school year.
The LCC is designed to keep Rush County Schools a safe and drug-free environment. The organization is funded by state monies generated from court ordered drug and alcohol countermeasure fees, through an application process that must meet state mandated criteria in the areas of prevention and education, treatment and intervention, and law enforcement and justice.
Organizations receiving funding from the LCC are asked to give a presentation to members explaining how the monies assist them in meeting their needs.
During the August meeting, representatives from Meridian Health Services, 509 Conrad Harcourt Way, gave a broad oversight of the programs and services they offer. Services offered at Meridian include routine medical care, behavioral health services, treatment of chronic medical conditions and smoking cessation.
According to Regional Director CJ Johnson, it is anticipated that in the future the facility will expand their services to better serve the community.
LCC meetings are open to the public and are held at 1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Boys & Girls Club of Rush County.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106