Funding for Counselors in 2021-22
Recognizing that our students will need extra social-emotional support due to the impacts of the pandemic, Superintendent Enfield has decided to invest nearly $1 million to provide every school with at least one full-time counselor in 2021-22.
State funding for counselors is based on student numbers, and with declining enrollment, Highline schools were funded for fewer counselors next school year. We will use federal COVID relief dollars to ensure that every elementary school has a full-time counselor. Larger elementary schools will have two full-time counselors. Three secondary schools will see an increase in counselors.
This federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding is one-time funding due to the pandemic. It is not ongoing funding. In 2022-23, the state will increase funding for counselors at high-poverty schools. We will take advantage of these additional federal funds to ensure our students have additional support until the increased state funding kicks in.
In Case You Missed It: May 18 Webinar
Thank you to everyone who tuned into our family webinar yesterday. You can watch a recording of the webinar and view presentation slides on our website.
SmileMobile Dental Clinic
The SmileMobile Dental Clinic is coming to Highline Public Schools.
Please find below a local resource for babies, children, teens and pregnant/postpartum individuals on Apple Health or who are uninsured. These clinics will be held at Evergreen High School and the Olympic Interim site. Appointments are required.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Olympic Interim Site
615 S 200 St, Des Moines
Schedule an appointment by calling 888-286-9105.
At the appointment, they may do one or more of the following:
- Dental examination
- Oral health education
- Fluoride varnish
- Simple extraction
- Temporary filling
Due to COVID-19, they will not be doing cleanings or other services that generate aerosols.
Find more information on the clinic here.