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Grant Provides AED for new class at Jacksonville High School

Bill Barnes, principal of Jacksonville High School, with School Nurse Rosiland Hunter.
Bill Barnes, principal of Jacksonville High School, with School Nurse Rosiland Hunter.

Jacksonville High School’s nurse, Rosiland Hunter, was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from Innovation Solutions for Educational Partnerships (ISEP) that will allow the school to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the new Alternative Learning Center (ALC). The ALC, which has middle- and high-school students, is an intensive academic and behavior program to help students “catch-up” on grade-level work. “The ALC is at the rear of campus, and is the least accessible for me as the school nurse,” Hunter said. “Some of our students and staff have medical issues, and having the AED, a portable device that helps in the case of cardiac issues, is a blessing. The ALC is a new program with many needs, but now this is one we no longer have to worry about,” she said.

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