Md. school system questions law’s provision for students’ mental-health services

January 23, 2019 | Herald-Media

Local school systems must provide help for students in need of mental-health services. But the fine points of an education measure passed last year adds to those responsibilities, and Washington County school officials believe it goes too far.

Anthony Trotta, chief legal counsel for Washington County Public Schools, asked local lawmakers for help in “tweaking” the law.

At issue are provisions that require a school system’s mental-health services coordinator to “ensure” that students receive mental-health services and “develop plans for delivering behavioral-health and ‘wraparound’ services to students who exhibit behaviors of concern.”

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