State Support Team 5 News Article

HB 166 Updates from Office of Community Schools

The Department has issued a technical assistance document related to properly certified teacher requirements for community schools. This document explains which licenses teachers in community schools must hold. If you have additional questions about a specific license, please email [email protected] 

Student Wellness and Success Funding –The state budget dedicated $675 million in new money over the biennium to enable schools to provide additional supports like mental health services, wraparound services, mentoring and after-school programs. Community schools must develop an implementation plan with a community partner to determine how these funds will be spent. Funding will flow though the state foundation payments in October and February. By addressing barriers to success, we can give our students opportunities for brighter futures. For a breakdown of funding available by community school, please click here. We hope the information about the Student Wellness and Success funding will allow community schools to engage with local partners to offer more supports to our students. 

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