Oskaloosa School District Awarded Grant

And Oskaloosa School District Press Release

The Oskaloosa Community School District is fortunate to have been awarded the GEER II competitive grant for mental health services for our students and families. The funds are provided through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER II), which is part of the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRSSA) Act passed in December 2020. Governors in each state were granted a share of discretionary dollars to address critical needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oskaloosa Community School District was awarded $184,000.

As part of the grant, the district will develop a partnership with a local provider to contract for delivery of direct mental health services for students in PreK-12th grade, during the school day, in partnership with the parents/family. The district will provide a Student Assistance Program (SAP) to all students & families (PK-12) which will provide counseling sessions (at no cost to the student/family), along with 24 hour access to telephone support and counseling as needed and initiated by the parents/families. These resources will be available in the next couple of months and will be an invaluable resource to our families. The grant will also provide training for staff in the areas of youth, child, and teen mental health first aid and suicide prevention/postvention.

We will provide more information to our students/families once the services become available. We plan to begin the process of implementing the grant once the official paperwork from the Department of Education has been finalized.

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