CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Behavioral Institute has been contracted to provide counseling services to Natrona County School District students who require services which the district does not itself provide.
The contract is for $440,000 and was approved by the NCSD Board of Trustees during their Wednesday, July 8 board meeting.
“Each school within the Natrona County School District provides both counseling and/or social work services for students,” NCSD says. “There may be conditions that affect student learning that the district cannot provide services to alleviate.”
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“Clinical services provided to students will be in areas of specialized expertise and support beyond typical school counseling sessions. This contract will provide 8000 direct and 800 indirect hours of services for K-12 students.”
NCSD says that “many students” need counseling and therapy services which school counselors and social workers are unable to provide. They added that “students who are performing or coping well emotionally and physically have a higher probability of learning and meeting the required standards.”
The district adds that an annual survey will be conducted seeking feedback from parents, principals and counselors regarding counseling services provided by WBI.
“WBI will report services and progress to the district and parents through a monthly summary,” NCSD adds. “The monthly summary provided to the district will outline direct service and consultation hours provided to individual students.”