Danville Schools Expand Drug, Mental Health Services

Danville Schools Expand Drug, Mental Health Services

Danville District 118 School Board members have approved agreements that will expand mental health services and provide some new substance abuse services.  Assistant Superintendent John Hart outlined the agreements approved by the school board last night (Wednesday)….

And Hart outlined some of the specific services that will be available….

Lindsey Nixon, Assistant Director of Special Education, says the partnership with Crosspoint Human Services has enabled students and families to have access to more mental health services.  And she says the agreement with Rosecrance will allow both students and families to have accessibility to substance abuse services.

[In above photo Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education John Hart is shown with Superintendent Dr. Alicia Geddis and Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Dr. Elizabeth Yacobi, during an earlier appearance on WDAN Radio’s Newsmakers program.]

— Board members also renewed an agreement to provide three school resource officers this year.  One of the Danville Police officers will be assigned to North Ridge Middle School…one to Danville High School, and the third will spend time at Danville High School and Kenneth D. Bailey Academy.  And the board renewed an agreement regarding the reciprocal reporting of criminal offenses committed by students, and another authorizing police and firefighters emergency access to school security video feeds.