HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Madison County Schools announced the hiring of a mental health services coordinator for the district.
Portia Hines will serve as the district's first mental health services coordinator. The mental health services department helps to provide additional mental health resources and support for the district's nearly 20,000 students.
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The state awarded the funding to create this position.
Madison County Schools Superintendent Allen Perkins said the district is excited to welcome Hines to its staff.
“My goal is to partner with staff, students, and stakeholders to provide access and resources to quality mental healthcare for our district. I believe that it is so imperative that we all develop healthy mental health practices in order to ensure both academic and personal successes over a lifetime,” said Hines.