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State Superintendent Thurmond holds hearing on special education funding

Video Credit: 23ABC News | Bakersfield - Duration: 01:08s - Published
State Superintendent Thurmond holds hearing on special education funding

State Superintendent Thurmond holds hearing on special education funding

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond held a special education funding hearing Friday.

The hearing included legislators, state agencies, and foundations discussing public and private partnerships to fund student support services programs on school campuses, including improving safety.

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SUPERINTENDENT TONY THURMONDHOLDING ASPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDINGHEARING EARLIER TODAY.THE HEARING INCLUDEDLEGISLATORS... STATE AGENCIESAND FOUNDATIONS DISCUSSINGPUBLIC AND PRIVATEPARTNERSHIPS TO FUND STUDENTSUPPORT SERVICESPROGRAMS ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES --INCLUDINGIMPROVING SAFETY."REAL SCHOOL SAFETY COMES FROMBUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS,STRENGTHENING SOCIAL-EMOTIONALAND PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONALHEALTH WELLNESS AND ADDRESSINGAND PREVENTING STRUCTIONALTRAUMA.

WE HAVE RIGOROUSEVIDENCE THAT PROGRAMS THATBUILD THESE CRUCIAL ELEMENTSCREATE SAFE AND SUPPORTIVESCHOOLS."OFFICIALS SAY THE FUNDING WILLGO TOWARD RESTORATIVEJUSTICE... DE-ESCALATION...SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING...MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELINGPROGRAMS ANDMORE.THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT ALSOCALLED FOR BETTER TRAINING ONIMPLICIT BIAS AND IMPROVED DATACOLLECTION ON EXPULSIONSAND DISCIPLINARIAN ACTIONS.DURING THE HEARING -- THURMONDSAID THE DEPARTMENTOF EDUCATION IS WORKING TO RE-IMAGINE STUDENT SUPPORT ANDDISCIPLINE.SOME OPTIONS INCLUDE REDUCING ORELIMINATINGPOLICE PRESENCE ON CAMPUS ANDADDING MORE MENTAL HEALTHCOUNSELING SERVICES.TODAY WAS THE DAY FOR DELANOHIGH GRADUATE




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