Federal funding for refugee social workers approved
The Executive Council unanimously approved two federal contracts that will fund social workers in New Hampshire schools for resettled refugee students and their families.
The contracts, approved Wednesday, provide $148,000 for Concord schools and $202,000 for Manchester schools over the next two years.
The Concord contract will be administered by Lutheran Social Services, which employs a social worker primarily stationed at Rundlett Middle School, but who also works with refugee families with students at the city’s elementary schools.
School officials have said the position, along with a social worker employed by the school district at Concord High School, have increased family engagement in their students’ academic careers.
(Sarah Palermo can be reached at 369-3322 or firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @SPalermoNews.)