Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson (right) is joined by Cathleen Isaacson, her daughter Ava Paoletti, 9, and Lincoln Elementary School special education teacher Laurie Malkovich during a roundtable discussion on Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal to expand funding for school-linked mental health services Friday, Feb. 15, in Hibbing.
Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson met with education and mental health leaders on the Iron Range last week to learn from their decades’ long experience providing school-linked mental health services. A proposal in Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget would double grants that bring mental health prevention and early intervention into schools across the state.