Mental Health Initiative
The Metuchen School District is placing a second question on the November 5, 2019 election ballot to expand mental health and emotional support services for students throughout the district. Our Child Study Teams, School Counselors, teachers, building administrators and parents have experienced an increase in student anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. The proposal is asking the public for $700,000 to fund additional supports and interventions.

The proposal increases school counseling, psychological services, behavioral intervention and academic support for students with emotional issues that impede their learning. Academic assistance in reading, math and study skills will be offered to children struggling in school because school failure negatively effects self-esteem and emotional well-being.

This proposal will cost the average taxpayer approximately $133 per year or $11 per month. The proposal directly supports students, teachers, families and administrators and the outcomes will benefit the overall community.

Read all the links to understand the importance of this initiative for Metuchen students. Please vote on November 5.