US Department of Education School-Based Mental Health Grant
- The US Department of Education awarded the Sauk Prairie School District a School-Based Mental Health grant of $4,660,083.00 over five years. A 25 percent match is required by the District.
- The plan outlined in the District’s grant application aims to increase collaboration and coordination across education, mental health, healthcare, and law enforcement agencies to better meet student and family needs by streamlining service delivery and eliminating redundancy.
- Additional targets include increasing, diversifying, and retaining school-based mental health staff, providing in-district options for clinical counseling, and supporting the wellness of school staff to be able to better meet student needs.
SPSD, in collaboration with our community partners, will move from a model of separate services… …to a model of interagency connection and collaboration.
FROM “A FRAMEWORK FOR SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS” 2013, 2015:
At all levels, we must remove the barriers between education and health service agencies. Schools serve as the ideal “hub” for service delivery; however, schools must be adequately staffed with school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and school nurses who can provide the proper services in the school setting, connect students and families, to the appropriate services in the community, and work collaboratively with external agencies to ensure streamlined service delivery and avoid redundancy.
Questions? Contact Jeff Wright, Superintendent at 608-643-5980 or
Noelle Sapiro, Dir. of Student Services at 608-643-5988