Lufkin Middle School may get health clinic

Lufkin ISD administrators held a public hearing Thursday night.

It's a chance to let the public ask questions about the health care center at the school.

Superintendent Roy Knight says this will greatly benefit the students, whether they currently have healthcare or not.

"They are unable to drive themselves to the doctor. And this gives us an opportunity to solicit healthcare on their behalf and keep them in a school setting so they are not missing a lot of school as well," says Knight.

The Angelina County and City's Health District will operate the clinic and Knight says it won't cost taxpayers any money because the $250,000 project is funded by grants.