Nearly Half Of Findlay Security Levy Would Pay For Mental Health Services

10/30/18 – 5:03 A.M.

Findlay school officials say that if the security levy passes next week, nearly half the revenue from it will pay for mental health services. Superintendent Ed Kurt says the district would use the money to pay for either new school employees or contract with outside agencies to provide services.

Kurt says the exact number of people hired depends partly on their qualifications. Salaries would vary based on years of experience.

Kurt also says while the ADAMHS board recently received a $4 million grant for children’s mental health services, that work will take place outside of schools. He adds that ADAMHS isn’t going to use the money to hire three counselors.

The 1.5-mill levy would generate $1.2 million every year for five years if voters pass the levy.

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