The district’s approach to behavioral health includes focusing on teaching positive behavior expectations, partnering with agencies for on-site therapy, training staff on trauma and incorporating Nez Perce culture at every turn.
A student just has to call a phone number where they can receive immediate crisis counseling, and set up an appointment with a local mental health professional.
In-school therapy is an increasingly popular mental health support in Idaho schools. Nampa’s partnerships offer a glimpse into the strengths and challenges of that model.
Members also unanimously approved the contract for new BSU head football coach Andy Avalos.
“We’re very much in limbo, but we’ve just been through a pandemic, too,” Kimberly superintendent Luke Schroeder said. “There’s a lot of unknowns.”
Mary McFarland, a former Eagle City Council member and business owner, will take over the post.
“I have a hard time weighing who is at fault here,” Sen. Janie Ward Engelking, D-Boise said. “It’s certainly not our school districts’ fault. It’s certainly not our teachers’ fault. It’s just the situation we’re in. Hopefully we’ll have better insight next time and will do a better job.”