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Newport-Mesa, CA schools: Praise for hiring school social workers/behavioral program

Sept 27, 2017, The Los Angeles Times: Newport-Mesa praises 'social and emotional support' for students at State of the Schools breakfast http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-schools-breakfast-20170927-story.html It was a celebration of education at the fourth annual Newport-Mesa Unified School District State of the Schools breakfast on Wednesday. Hundreds attended the event in Costa Mesa High School’s newly renovated gym. Proceeds from donations will benefit the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation. … In a keynote address, Russell Lee-Sung, acting district superintendent ... He noted new efforts to address students’ mental health and wellness, including hiring full-time social workers, and the campus receiving about 15 recognitions from the Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports program, which seeks to establish a positive school climate. “The state of Newport-Mesa Unified School District is as strong as ever, fiscally, academically and with the comprehensive social and emotional support our students deserve,” Lee-Sung