BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — It was an exciting day for Marsing School District Thursday due to a remodeled middle school with more community resources.
The Hub acts as a school and community resource center.
With a mission to reduce barriers such as food insecurity and other issues that impact students and families.
“The point of this facility is to try to bring outside resources to families so they can be assisted in difficulties they can face," said Norm Stewart, the superintendent at MSD. "Basically trying to reduce."
These services include a school-based health center focused on mental and physical health, husky pup and head start preschools, food and clothing pantries, adult learning classrooms, and more.
Members of the community who have been involved with the middle school are excited to see this concept come to life.
“I think it will have a tremendous impact on the children and families here, because what we found in the research is that when children are fed and not hungry they will get the concepts they need," said Phyllis Vernon, YCAP school readiness specialist. "They will be able to problem solve and get along with their peers."
These services will be available to students, families, and other members of the community, so they don't have to worry about basic needs and just focus on learning.