Children’s Behavioral Health Coalition Letter on School Funding

Earlier this month the MPS signed onto a letter, along with other members of the Children’s Behavioral Health Coalition (CBHC), to the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education to urge the Commission to include dedicated funding for behavioral health in Maryland schools. The letter stated that student behavioral health needs were not adequately addressed fifteen years ago in the process that created the current school funding formulas, and students are being asked to attend classes and participate in classroom instruction after they experience life-changing traumas, yet do not have access to services that would help to reframe their mindset and manage their situation.