The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) has awarded the Washoe County School District (WCSD) a five-year grant to plan and implement mental health awareness strategies and connectivity support at seven schools in the district.

The scholarship is approximately $ 500,000 per year for five years, and WCSD will work with neighboring school districts and multiple agencies to provide services to students.

The schools whose students receive the grant-funded services are Damonte Ranch High School, Traner and Vaughn Middle Schools, and Smithridge, Stead, Duncan, and Lemmon Valley Elementary Schools.

“We are grateful for this scholarship, which offers tremendous support to students in greatest need of mental health resources,” said Paul LaMarca, chief strategy officer at WCSD. “The COVID pandemic and its associated personal, emotional and economic impact have adversely affected our students and families.

Source: WCSD

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