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Johnstown, PA: State lawmakers want answers about students' mental health issues

May 23, 2018 Johnstown (PA) Tribune—Democrat: Superintendents call on state to help manage student mental health demands http://www.tribdem.com/news/superintendents-call-on-state-to-help-manage-student-mental-health/article_dda3fae0-5eeb-11e8-ae13-3b7d23f05a0c.html As lawmakers strain to find answers to make schools more safe, a group of superintendents came to the Capitol to talk about the challenges facing public schools recognizing and responding to mental health issues of students. … The issue of how schools react to the mental health needs of students has emerged as a key focal point in the state’s consideration of how to respond to try to prevent school shootings, school leaders and lawmakers said Wednesday. Lehman and other administrators told lawmakers on the Senate judiciary committee that the state needs to provide schools with ongoing funding to hire more social workers and guidance counselors to respond to the emotional and mental health needs of students. …