Dryden Central Schools was part of 50 school districts and BOCES throughout the state to be awarded funding to combat pandemic learning loss and expand access to mental health care. The money was part of the Learning Loss Recover from COVID School Program (RECOVS).
“New York is making historic investments to ensure all our students are on the path towards success,” Governor Hochul said. “This funding will help our teachers and school staff pinpoint where students have fallen behind and provide students with the crucial resources needed to support their mental health, especially after the pandemic.”
In total, 40 districts and BOCES will receive funding from the Mental Health RECOVS grant which expands and supports practices that promote mental health and wellness. The grant also goes towards improving the capacity for staff and students to identify mental health concerns and increase help-seeking behaviors.
Dryden Central Schools was awarded $231,820 dollars from the RECOVS grant for expanding mental health support districtwide.
There were 15 school districts and BOCES who were awarded funding for the Learning Loss Recover from COVID School Program. That funding will expand student access to academic recovery professionals to counter learning loss caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Goals include improving the capacity for school staff and students in identifying learning loss, implementing evidence-based and evidence-informed school based learning loss and academic recovery practices.