A North Carolina school system is getting $6.7 million from the federal government to expand mental health services and offer more telehealth services to students, the News & Observer reports.
Guilford County Schools saw an increase in student mental health needs and inappropriate school behavior last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to a press release, more than 7,000 high school students took advantage of learning hubs, and 305,000 high school students received 305,000 high-dosage tutoring sessions.
The district also saw an increase in inappropriate school behavior, Superintendent Whitney Oakley says.
The grants will expand mental health services and offer more telehealth services to all 51 Title I elementary schools.
"These clinics are making a real difference for students relieving a burden on working parents," Oakley says.
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