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Seacoastonline: More support: Mental heath provider signs deal to serve RSU 21 students, families, staff

By August 20, 2021January 30th, 2023News

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KENNEBUNK, Maine — Regional School Unit 21 is partnering with a local agency to help provide students, families and staff members with any mental health treatment or support they might need.

The agreement is part of the school district’s larger effort to help ensure social-emotional help, particularly in response to COVID-19 pandemic, which has significantly impacted students and families across the nation.

Superintendent Terri Cooper announced Aug. 16 that RSU 21 has entered into an agreement with Spurwink Services, which provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families. The agency will offer clinical services within the district, Cooper told the school board.

“We’ve heard over and over again that … our students … and our staff members need additional social-emotional supports,” Cooper said. “This will be an opportunity and a way for us to do that.”