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Texas schools say it’s time to stop tying mental health funding to school safety money

Federal pandemic aid helped build public school mental health services in Texas. School officials now brace for the expiration of those funds next year. They’re urging lawmakers to create a dedicated funding stream for mental health assistance in schools.

High school students between classes in the hallway at the high school in Buffalo on March 28, 2019.

School safety and mental health services

Funding cliff

Uneasy relationship

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