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BOARD OF EDUCATION TO HEAR ABOUT COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS TO RESPOND TO CHILDREN IN CRISIS AT MAY 18, 2016, MEETING

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County will hear about a collaborative partnership that exists to assist children who are in crisis situations at its next meeting, scheduled for May 18, 2016.

The Partnership for Children, Youth and Families and the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency have been awarded a four-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration System of Care Grant. The groups will use the grant in partnership with the school system to enhance programs to identify and assist children, especially those with mental health issues, and families in crisis and in need of support.

The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis. The Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. to vote to go into closed session, during which time it will discuss confidential matters as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act including, but not limited to, legal advice, personnel, and negotiations. Closed session is not open to the public. The general session of the meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m.

A complete agenda for the meeting accompanies this news release. More information on agenda items will be posted on the AACPS website in the Board Docs section under the Board of Education tab.

The general session of Wednesday’s Board meeting will be broadcast live on AACPS-TV, which can be found on Channel 96 on Comcast and Broadstripe, and Channel 36 on Verizon. High definition broadcasts can be seen on Channel 996 on Comcast and Channel 496 on Broadstripe. Rebroadcasts are scheduled for 7 p.m. the day after the meeting and 2 p.m. on subsequent Sundays.

The meeting can also be viewed live on the Internet here.

Archived videos of Board meetings can be found online here.

Board of Education meeting agenda, 5-18-16