MD Rahman

STATE SENATOR

MD Rahman

DEPUTY PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

ON YOUR SIDE

August 4, 2023

SENATOR RAHMAN WELCOMES $118,125 IN LOCAL SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR ANDOVER IN NEXT THREE YEARS

Today, State Senator MD Rahman (D-Manchester) welcomed the state’s announcement this week that $118,125 in state support will be released to Andover Public Schools to support the hiring and retention of school mental health specialists for the 2024, 2025 and 2026 school years. These grants were spurred by the passage of key legislation passed in 2022 by Senate Democrats, supporting youth mental health amid increasing reports of challenges students face today.

“As our students experience issues with their mental health, we need to address this issue and protect them as they continue to learn and grow,” said Sen. Rahman. “I’m grateful to see this support delivered locally to support youth in need.”

“Every child deserves essential support for behavioral health services, and through the release of these grants we are able to assist more school districts in hiring mental health workers,” Governor Lamont said. “Making these resources available in schools is a way we can easily and directly connect children and teens with the support they require.”

The following school systems will receive mental health support funds for the 2024 through 2026 school years, with the values representing the total amounts provided in that time:

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Andover Public Schools, $118,125.