Bay District School Board hosts hurricane-related mental health workshop

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Brick and mortar have been an issue for Bay District Schools since Hurricane Michael.

The same goes for mental health care for students and employees.

The Bay District School Board hosted a workshop Tuesday morning to give an update on student needs, community partners, and the need for disaster mental health funding.

Superintendent Bill Husfelt said after his visit to Washington, D.C., he believes lawmakers are working hard behind the scenes.

"I really believe that they're trying to put a package together to help us, to help the Carolinas, to help California, to help the Midwest, I believe that's going to happen this week," he explained.

During a board meeting later that day, the board voted to approve working with a group called "7-Dippity," which will provide mental health consultation to the district.

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