Dear School Mental Health Supporter:
The Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin is celebrating the Joint Finance Committee’s action to increase funding for school mental health in the state budget.
The Committee approved $3.25 million for school mental health grants (up $750,000 from the Governor’s budget) along with the text proposed by the Coalition regarding how the grants are to be administered. Finally, the motion added $610,000 ($250,000 GPR; $360,000 FED) to fund the MA clinical consultation benefit.
These are significant measures that can have a real impact on students in Wisconsin. This success will only become reality if these provisions are retained by the Governor when he signs the budget.
We encourage you to make a call or drop an email to the Governor’s office as soon as possible, sharing your support for these school mental health provisions.
A draft email/letter is attached for your reference as is the Coalition’s press release celebrating the Joint Finance Committee’s passage of the grant program.
- You can contact the Governor’s office through their online form here: http://walker.wi.gov/contact-us
- Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (608) 266-1212
Thank you for taking time to contact the Governor’s office. Please let me know if you have any questions and please copy email@example.com on any communication with the Governor’s office on this issue.