The Cumberland County Schools’ Proposed Budget for the 2019-2020 school year is focused on investing in the needs of the whole child.
Sheena Patterson, a school social worker at Walker-Spivey Elementary, recently discussed her efforts to support students and families at her school, including the installation of a laundry room at the school.
External factors, such as limited access to healthcare and food insecurity, impact the success of students in the classroom. School social workers are working to support students and help them succeed in the classroom and beyond.
The National Association of Social Work (NASW) recommends that the ratio of social workers to students should be 1:250; however, CCS’ ratio is 1:772. Investing in the needs of the whole child and allocating resources to support the social and emotional well-being of our students will help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.