Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/12/2020 - 6:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: Mental Health Program Grant
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 5
We will optimize resources.
Policy: DI - Financial Accounting and Reporting
File Attachment:
Mental Health Program Grant 11-12-2020.pdf
Summary: Albemarle County Public Schools has received an anonymous grant in the amount of $500,000. These funds will be used to support our efforts to address the mental health needs of all children in our schools. The proposed spending plan will span across two school years and will target the provision of mental health interventions as well as promoting social emotional learning. The proposed spending plan includes hiring a Mental Health Coordinator to coordinate all mental health efforts (i.e. school counselors, psychologists, community partners, student assistant professionals, therapeutic day treatment partners, etc.), a contract with a community mental health agency to provide mental health services to students and families, and “Mental Health First Aid” training for school staff to support the mental health needs of our students. This agenda is to request appropriation for year one funding in the amount of $265,000. These are local funds. The funds will be received and disbursed as attached.
Funding: As presented.
Recommendation: Request the Board of Supervisors appropriate these funds in the amount of $265,000 and to amend the appropriations ordinance accordingly.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Anita Moore - Management Analyst I
Signed By:
Jackson Zimmermann - School Finance Officer
Signed By:
Rosalyn Schmitt - Chief Operating Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent