Hiring School Psychologists

  • Increasing the amount of school psychologists in every school

  • Providing access to meetings with school psychologists virtually when school is not in session (Summer/Winter Break, weekends)

  • Allocating a greater portion of the budget to mental health and hiring psychologists

  • Using funding from the old 3 million dollar School Resource Officer budget to hire more psychologists

  • Ensuring that the amount of psychologists meets the needs of each school’s population

  • Promoting school psychologists as a resource to the community

  • Ensuring that school psychologists are accessible to all students 

  • Working with translators to serve every student’s mental health needs

Wellness Wednesdays 

  • Instituting a weekly wellness day in each school week

  • Preventing new assignments from being assigned on a designated wellness days

  • Preventing tests from being given on a designated wellness days

  • Prioritizing student mental health

  • Providing students with the opportunity to meet with teachers

Student Support

Student Resources

  • Providing students with necessary resources in and out of the classroom

  • Expanding free MCPS-provided tutoring to reach a greater amount of students 

  • Providing students with access to necessary technology including Chromebooks and internet routers

  • Expanding free transportation for students, outside of school hours

  • Providing free lunches and breakfasts to all students

  • Providing access to mental health support and meetings with school psychologists virtually when school is not in session (Summer/Winter Break, weekends)

  • Providing school clubs and student organizations with funding and grants from MCPS

  • Implementing wellness days every week

Providing Free High-Dosage Tutoring

  • Using Covid-19 funding to make up for losses in learning via high-dosage tutoring

  • Expanding free MCPS-provided tutoring to reach a greater amount of students 

  • Coordinating with tutors and teachers to best serve students who need help

Mental Health Resources

  • Being proactive, rather than reactive, in prioritizing student wellness and mental health

  • Limiting the amount of assignments and tests that can be given at once

  • Hiring more school psychologists at every school 

  • Implementing wellness days every week

  • Ensuring that mental health days are excused absences

  • Providing access to mental health support and meetings with school psychologists virtually when school is not in session (Summer/Winter Break, weekends)

  • Facilitating comprehensive education around mental health in the health curriculum for students in elementary, middle, and high school 

  • Improving the Signs of Suicide presentation and ensuring that it is presented in every school

Supporting ESOL Students

  • Translating all distributed MCPS materials in an increased amount of languages

  • Ensuring in-school opportunities are promoted to English Language Learner students

  • Requiring school administrations to be inclusive of all languages in community outreach

Resources for School Clubs and Student Organizations

  • Working to connect communities, clubs, and organizations across the county

  • Providing school clubs and student organizations with funding and grants from MCPS

  • Ensuring that schools are supporting the activities of communities, clubs, and organizations

  • Creating an simple process with minimal requirements for students to start clubs and organizations