Rome News-Tribune | State Rep. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, applauded on Tuesday the state school superintendent's plans to beef up nonacademic support services for students in the coming year.
Superintendent Richard Woods said he wants to expand a program that connects kids in need with assistance such as mental health services, job opportunities, supplemental food and clothing. It's one of the priorities he presented Tuesday during joint House and Senate budget hearings.
"When you have a child who cannot learn because of so much else going on with their life, it's hard to process," Dempsey said. "But it's real and it's growing."
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Georgia's School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio