Mental health program is expanding into more districts
In its second year of existence, the school Mental Health Intervention Program is winning rave reviews from education leaders.
The program started during the last year after the Kansas Legislature in 2018 approved $10 million for a one-year pilot program that went toward a limited number of school districts to help treat the behavioral health needs of students.
Nine districts benefited from the program in the first year. They were Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka, Garden City, Parsons, Abilene, Chapman, Herington and Solomon.
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