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Students' Mental Health Services Lacking – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 2/10/2020 at 2:01pm

Central office personnel and school principals informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday evening that the current mental health services are not meeting the needs of all the students and the school system would be better handling the services itself.

“We’ve got a lot of struggling, young people,” said Superintendent Jeff McDaris.

“We’re coming up on a crossroads,” said Kerry Putnam, director for Exceptional Children.

Putnam said the school system has had five different private mental health services providers since the 2006-07 school year. The current pr...

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