West Ottawa Public Schools hire additional staff for social, emotional needs

HOLLAND, Mich. -- While Oregon has just approved a new bill that will allow students to take ‘mental health days’, West Ottawa Public Schools has hired additional resources for students.

The district has hired nine full time staff members and one part time to help provide emotional and social support to students for the 2019-2020 school year.

 While many school districts in Michigan have unfortunately cut these positions due to budget reasons, West Ottawa Public Schools has made it a priority, being a champion for student mental health.

Todd Tulgetske, the assistant superintendent of instructional services, joined us to talk about the district's priority to talk break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • Harold A Maio

    —-break down the stigma “surrounding” mental health??
    I do not accommodate people who voice that prejudice, and most assuredly not in an educational setting.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.