Superintendent’s Council on Social-Emotional and Mental Health
The Superintendent’s Council for Social-Emotional and Mental Health conducted their first meeting on September 30, 2021. Representatives from district and school administration, school counselors, behavioral and metal health providers, law enforcement and other agencies were in attendance. Participants had the opportunity to share their views and observations regarding the wellness of students, staff and those in our community as they have been impacted by many months of the pandemic.
A tool was implemented to allow Council participants to contribute ideas for action steps that would directly impact the social-emotional and mental well-being of children and adults in our school district.
Among ideas shared was the expansion of the school-based services and poster series to inform students and staff of available support. Continued support for PBIS and a web-based repository of resources was also suggested.
The council will continue to work over the next three years to respond to these needs.
Mingo Early College Academy Launches
Twelve Students from Mingo Central and Tug Valley High Schools are participating in the first cohort of the Mingo Early College Academy, a collaboration between Southern WV Community and Technical College and the Mingo County School District. Students who complete two years in ECA have an opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree in University Transfer, or general studies courses. Students attend classes on the Williamson campus of SWVCTC Monday through Thursday mornings, and return to their high schools for more course work.
Universal Mask Policy
The Mingo County Board of Education, in consultation with the Mingo County Health Department, has implemented a universal masking policy in response to current public health conditions. Below are links to a guidance document, as well as medical exemption forms for students and employees.
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN
ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS
EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDING
Mingo School District is seeking public comment and feedback on how to utilize the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Funding (ESSERF). After reviewing the presentation, please answer the following questions; we will be using this information to finalize our plan.