OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
In 1989, the Independence Missouri School District began offering free chemical dependency counseling and treatment for any student. The services were made available through a special insurance policy with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. The policy cost was $55,000 in 1989, according to a report in the January, 1991 issue of Alcohol And Drug Abuse Pulse Beats.
Under the plan, students identified by teachers or parents as being at risk of . . .