Mental health seen as priority in Frederick County school system's budget

Frederick County Public Schools is asking for about $5 million to fund 10 new positions related to mental health. It is one of the larger requests in the superintendent’s proposed $683 million fiscal 2021 budget, which the Board of Education and FCPS staff discussed in detail at a work session this week. The Department of Student Services, which recently began to oversee mental health and psychological services, presented its proposed budget, which includes the request for more mental health positions.  “Our vision is simple,” Dana Falls, director of student services, told the school board. “Our role is to remove the obstacles that prevent students from being the best learner.” (News-Post)

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