02 Mar CCSD observes School Social Work Week

Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a proclamation declaring this week (March 2-6) as School Social Work Week in Nevada. The proclamation celebrates the progress that has been made since the creation of the Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment (OSRLE) within the Nevada Department of Education. 

Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert said, “We have made tremendous strides in creating positive school environments where students feel safe and are able not only to learn, but to thrive. The Department recognizes the critical role that school social workers play alongside other Specialized Instructional Support Personnel, including our dedicated school counselors and school psychologists, whom together create a safety net of comprehensive student supports.”

Since 2016, the State has seen a more than 1200% increase in the number of social workers and other licensed mental health workers serving public school students.