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Eagle County Chips In For School Mental Health Dollars

Nov 26, 2018

Credit Roaring Fork School District

Eagle County has budgeted money for mental health counselors in its school districts. The commissioners are finalizing these contracts Tuesday.

The county will give the Roaring Fork School District $80,000 to fund one full-time counselor for one year.

Results from the Healthy Kids Colorado survey indicate a high need for mental health counselors in school districts around the state.

The money comes from the the Marijuana Tax Fund. The countywide sales and excise taxes were implemented at the beginning of 2018 and so far have generated over $400,000.