The School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act (H.R. 7037) amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a grant program to secure and retain school social workers. The legislation will:
- Provide for grants to elementary and secondary schools to hire and retain the minimum ratio of one school social worker for every 250 students and one school social worker for every 50 students for high need areas
- Establish the National Technical Assistance Center for School Social Work which would provide strategies on improving the effectiveness of school social work, identify areas of improvement for school social work programs, work with agencies on disseminating data on best practices, and establish school social work development programing.
Read the Press Release from Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI-04), lead sponsor of the bill.
Take action now and ask your U.S. Representative to sign on as a cosponsor of the School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act (H.R. 7037).