NEISD is getting $2.6 million to expand mental health services for students and families

Grant money comes from American Rescue Plan Act

North East ISD (KSAT)

The North East Independent School District is expanding mental health services for students and families.

A $2.6 million grant was approved by Bexar County Commissioners to increase access to mental health professionals, including hiring social workers and support staff and contracting with a local vendor to provide additional licensed mental health professionals.

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The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which federal pandemic-recovery funds to bolster existing mental health programs and help start new ones, according to a press release from NEISD.

Students already have access to certified school counselors who offer one-on-one counseling and opportunities to work in small groups to address student needs.

The expansion of student health benefits includes a partnership with UT Health to offer students services like mental health evaluations and short-term counseling through Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT).

NEISD employees also have access to ComPsych, which offers 24-hour confidential emotional support, legal guidance and other resources.

For more information on programs offered to students visit

The North East Tip Line gives you a safe and confidential way to report a wide variety of safety concerns. You can also call the NEPD non-emergency line at 210-407-0925.

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