“A tremendous increase in major behavior issues” prompts discussion on Behavior Interventionist at Nfld Schools
The Northfield School district is looking at hiring a behavior interventionist for each of the elementary schools. Superintendent Dr. Chris Richardson explains, “One of the key things we’ve seen of concern is just a tremendous increase in the last couple of years in terms of the number of really major behavior issues occurring even at our Elementary level”. Many of these are mental health related or their families are affected. Richardson said this person would also work with teachers to help them handle the child and how it affects the rest of the classroom. Richardson said, “we’re hearing from our Principals and staff that this is becoming a real issue and part of it is because of the loss of funding to the counties who used to provide significantly more mental health services for families but because of the loss of LGA (Local Government Aid) don’t have that capability any more”. Richardson’s entire interview is online at kymnradio.net.
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