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Union Cty, NC: Plan is for 'additional social workers into all schools'

Mar 20, 2018, NBC, Charlotte, NC: Union County Schools raising its focus on students' mental health http://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/union-county-schools-raising-its-focus-on-students-mental-health/275-530453065 The American School Counselor Association recommends a student-to-student counselor ratio of 250:1. … Superintendent of Union County Public Schools, Andrew Houlihan, told NBC Charlotte his largest elementary school has a ratio of 900:1. His largest high school has a ratio of 472:1…. In response, Union County Schools are figuring out a plan to put "mental health therapists and additional social workers into all schools, so that kids have access to professionals to help them in times of crisis.”