Arizona Supt. of Education announces $21M for mental health resources in schools. See more state education and legislative news here

| April 20, 2021

By Laura Lollman • AzFamily

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced additional funding for mental health resources at public schools Monday afternoon. 

Hoffman said $21 million will bring 140 new school counselors and social workers to Arizona’s public schools. Hoffman said this money will supplement the School Safety Grant Program that was passed by the legislature and implemented by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

The program brought more than 260 social and emotional support professionals to schools with the goal of reducing Arizona’s student-to-school-counselor ratio, which was the highest in the country. Hoffman said despite these gains, the high demand still left many schools on the waitlist.

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