In a proactive approach to fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment, the Niles City School District is utilizing more than $140,000.00 awarded in grant funds to hire two, full-time social workers to assist our students. The district recognizes the importance of addressing students' overall well-being, and is pleased to be going beyond academics to provide essential emotional and psychological support. District social workers will play a pivotal role in identifying and assisting students facing various challenges, such as mental health issues, family dynamics, and socio-economic hardships. By utilizing grant money to enhance the availability of social services within the school system, the district is demonstrating a commitment to fostering students' personal growth and success while ultimately contributing to a more inclusive and resilient educational community.
School Social Workers work with the student, their families, school staff, and community to provide support services and reduce barriers that may impact the student’s overall school experience and educational experience. Referrals for social work evaluation are made by district educators and administrators, or can be requested by families by emailing or calling our social workers.