school districts

HANCOCK, MI--   The Portage Health Foundation is giving more than $428,000 to local school districts to help them safely start the school year.

Most districts in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties will receive $5,000 and $50 per student, calculated from last year’s fall count report. Districts with fewer than 15 students—like Arvon Township, Elm River Township and Grant Township--will get $2,000 and $50 per student.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Bills advancing in the Michigan Legislature would let school districts stock a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose. 

The legislation won unanimous approval in the Senate last week. The House could consider the measures after the November election.

Naloxone is used to save people from drug overdoses.

If a district decided to obtain naloxone, it would have to train at least two employees to administer the drug.