Union City Elementary School marked 11th Community School in Erie County

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United Way of Erie County has marked Union City Elementary School as the 11th Community School in Erie County.

The Vice President of United Way, Mike Jaruszewicz, says launching a Community School in the Union City Elementary School would allow the organization to tackle barriers of poverty.

He says there will be a director in the school that will oversee the students needs, including if a student needs to be clothed or fed.

He says once the data of needs have been collected, that’s when United Way would provide resources.

“If they haven’t seen a dentist in a long time, and they have a tooth ache, they’re not going to be able to focus on that test. So what we’ll do is over the next year, use that data to build out a strategic plan for the school,” said Mike Jaruszewicz, vice president, United Way of Erie County.

Jaruszewic says a director will be hired next month, and that director will spend at least six months overseeing the needs of students.

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