Schools to get funding for mental health

WGBAPublished: September 20, 2018Updated: September 21, 2018
Published: September 20, 2018Updated: September 21, 2018

More than 65 schools and school districts in Wisconsin will receive nearly 4 million dollars for mental health improvements. Attorney General Brad Schimel says nearly 70 schools and districts will get $3.9 million from the second round of the school safety grant program an initiative that aims to protect the well-being of students and staff. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is allocating 48 million dollars that is divided in two rounds. Round one, which started in the spring, focuses on updating security to schools to make the buildings safer. Round two aims to bolster students’ mental health by providing counseling services and training teachers in mental awareness.

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