Rally Advocating for More Mental Health Resources in Killingly Schools – NBC Connecticut
Heads of State will join parents in Killingly in expressing the need for a school mental health centre.
The creation of a fully funded student health clinic has been an ongoing conversation and also a source of contention at Killingly.
The school board rejected the idea in March, prompting the parents to file a lawsuit in April.
Now, the state Department of Education is investigating whether voting against violated “the educational interest of the state.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Senator Mae Flexer, parents and school staff will gather on the steps of the Capitol to advocate for more mental health resources in Killingly schools.
“We held rallies in Killingly locally, to urge the Board of Education to act in the best interests of the pupils and they failed to do so. So now it’s in the hands of the state. And now we are bringing our rally to the state to let them know we support the investigation. But the kids are going back to school in September and we need them to act ASAP,” the organizer said. of the event, Christine Rosati.
Rosati’s children graduated from Killingly Schools and one returned as a teacher. She said the clinic will provide trained professionals to students at no cost to the district.
The rally is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Capitol in Hartford.