Michigan adding more health-based professionals to its schools

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Tuesday that Michigan schools are in the process of recruiting and hiring 562 more psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses.

Through the State School Aid Act, Governor Whitmer hopes these professional additions to Michigan schools will help support and provide for the mental and physical health of students.

“The pandemic reminded us that school-based mental and physical health professionals are not luxuries. Healthy students -- physically, mentally, and social-emotionally -- are better learners. Having skilled professionals in school buildings helps our kids get the support they need so they can thrive in the classroom and beyond,” said Governor Whitmer.

This grant fund was created after Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Legislature appropriated $240 million to help state schools increase the number of professionals that will help support the mental and physical health of students.

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