Districts anticipate huge demand for mental health services, but funding will be tight for new staff.
Demands for police reforms include increasing mental health services which are seen as key to helping young people, especially Black students, succeed studies say.
More than half of California students surveyed after campuses closed said they need mental health services.
California is doing a better job serving children in some areas, but received an 'F' grade for its school mental health services.
Shootings, fires and social media have left students stressed and anxious. Counselors say it’s hard to keep up.
The report used federal data to make the argument that schoolchildren in America are over-policed and under-supported by health and mental health professionals.
The state ranks at or near the bottom nationwide in student access to health and counseling services. But all schools could offer basic care for $90 in added annual spending per student, report finds.