Agreement addresses Henry County school children

The Henry County Board of Commissioners voted at its Sept. 8 regular meeting to approve a memorandum of understanding between the county’s public safety agencies and the Henry County Board of Education to create a “Handle with Care” program. According to a county staff document, the agreement focuses on notification to the school district by law enforcement when a child “is exposed to trauma in the home or in the community, to enable the child’s school to handle the child with care upon his or her arrival at school following the incident.”

The MOU cited a number of situations that would fall under these parameters. Information: