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Annapolis: District hires counselors, psychologists and social workers for social/emotional needs

Feb 22, 2018, Annapolis Patch: School Board Adds Teachers, Boosts Employee Pay https://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/school-board-adds-teachers-boosts-employee-pay The Board of Education tonight added 51.8 positions to Superintendent George Arlotto's budget recommendation, passing a $1.2 billion Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget request that contains 27 additional teaching positions and additional compensation increases for all employees. Through a series of amendments, the Board boosted the number of classroom teachers to reduce class sizes and the number of additional special education teaching positions. It also added to the number of requested school counselors, school psychologists, and social worker to address the social and emotional needs of students. The Board also increased cost-of-living increases that would be allocated to all school system employees from 1 percent to 2 percent.…