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Round Rock, TX: 2 new in-school mental health clinics opening; more planned for future

Aug 26, 2019, KXAN, Austin, TX: Round Rock ISD launches mental health centers at 2 schools, plans expansion https://www.kxan.com/news/round-rock-isd-launches-mental-health-centers-at-2-schools-plans-expansion/ Round Rock, TX (KXAN) — As part of the Save Our Students project, KXAN is sitting down with superintendents from a handful of school districts in the Austin area. These superintendents have a conversation live on the KXAN morning show followed up with an in-depth conversation on mental health and school safety with Digital Reporter Alyssa Goard. Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores RRISD’s superintendent Steve Flores explained that over the last couple of years, better supporting mental health has become one of the district’s main focuses…. New mental health clinics with licensed therapists Flores also proudly talked about the new mental health clinics the district is now opening at two campuses: Round Rock High School and Cedar Ridge High School. These centers will be accessible to Round Rock ISD students free-of-charge. Licensed therapists will be at these centers and travel to campuses offering therapy sessions. The centers are overseen by RRISD’s counseling services which coordinates with professionals contracted through Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. The goal is to have school counselors work along with these licensed therapists…. Flores says that in due time, the district plans to offer these clinics at all five high schools. “Our focus is to get it done right,” he said. He explained that the district’s priority in developing the 2019-20 budget was student mental health. …