Arizona Board of Education Funds Social Workers for Tonalea K-8 and Coronado High School
Posted by SUSD Communications on 12/17/2019
The Arizona Board of Education will provide Tonalea K-8 and Coronado High School with funding to add a full-time social worker to their staffs.
Last session, the Arizona Legislature approved expanding the state’s School Safety Program, allocating $20 million in new funding for school counselors, social workers and school resource officers. The program is administered through the Arizona Department of Education and state School Superintendent Kathy Hoffman’s office.
SUSD submitted applications on behalf of each of our schools. 931 applications were sent in by 284 school districts and charter schools around Arizona, requesting, in total, more than $95 million for school counselors, social workers and SROs, and $32 million in funding available.
We are most grateful to receive funding for two of the 118 social workers who will be hired with this grant money.