Concord schools budget aims to add to student support

Mar 9, 2020 by

Concord School District officials are proposing adding 22 new positions next school year, many of them focusing on the safety and well-being of students.

Among the proposed additions are a school safety compliance official, which school board members say will help implement the recommendations of an independent investigator that reviewed how the district was responding to reports of sexual misconduct last year.

Also proposed are six new special education teachers, two social workers, a guidance counselor at Concord High School and a family home visitor that would focus on supporting kids who need extra attention at home before they reach school-age.

Educators say the positions proposed in the budget are aimed to address a growing need among students for more social-emotional support. They say they are seeing concerning behaviors in the classroom, from physical violence to emotional outbursts, often times from young children being exposed to trauma.

Source: Concord schools budget aims to add to student support

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