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Bismarck, ND: District considers $1.4M for more school psychologists, social workers, aides

Aug 7, 2018, KFYR—TV, Bismarck, SD: BPS Board puts a price tag on school safety, mental health http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/BPS-Board-puts-a-price-tag-on-school-safety-mental-health--490265781.html School starts this month, and the Bismarck school board has some big business to attend to, which includes school safety and mental health options. Monday night, Interim Superintendent Jim Haussler outlined how much it might cost. Haussler proposed a request for a three mil increase to provide aides, social workers and school psychologists across the district. He estimates a cost of $1.4 million…. “School based mental health and school safety are going to be a big topic at the legislature and who knows what's going to happen?” said Karl Lembke, board member. …