5/20/14 – 5:26 A.M.
Mental Health professionals will be in Findlay City School District buildings more next year. The Courier reports the policy was discussed at last night’s school board meeting. Clinicians from the Family Resource Center and Century Health will be available on a weekly or monthly basis. They’ll meet with students before or after school. Superintendent Dean Wittwer says they’ve had parents who say they can’t get their children assessed.
The assessments will be free to the families. Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board picking up the tab.
The school is making the move to better address students thought to have behavioral issues or at risk of suicide. Last September the principals at two schools expressed concerns about poor student behavior and alleged suicide pacts. An 11-year-old Bigelow Hill student committed suicide in March.
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