MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Marquette Area Public Schools (MAPS) has received a $100,000 mental health grant for the upcoming school year.
The grant will be used for a full-time school social worker.
The social worker will be stationed at the Marquette Senior High School and will also serve Bothwell, the Marquette Alternative High School and students from North Star Academy.
“The mental health is just as important as physical and other health components that we're dealing with, with our student body. This is going to help put us down that track to hopefully improving in that area in our school system,” said MAPS Superintendent, Bill Saunders.
The grant is from the State of Michigan and is jointly funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Education.
The Marquette County Health Department wrote the grant application, to which Saunders says he is grateful for.