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Student Wellness and Success

Student Wellness and Success Fund Plan


Student Wellness and Success Fund Plan

June 27, 2024 BOE Meeting

Ohio’s districts and schools receive Disadvantaged Pupil Impact Aid and Student Wellness and Success Funds to fund initiatives to support wraparound services for Ohio’s students.

Ohio law requires districts and schools to develop a plan outlining how they will use Disadvantaged Pupil Impact Aid and Student Wellness and Success Funds. The plan includes how the funds will be used in coordination with community partners

Lynchburg-Clay Local School District will use the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) as a framework to develop a comprehensive plan for spending funds that outlines goals, strategies and partnerships required to meet expected outcomes.  

Community partners

Lynchburg-Clay Local Schools has partnered with the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, Paint Valley ADAMH Board, Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health, Highland District Hospital and Recovery Council.


For some students, mental health symptoms are first present at school. A student having trouble concentrating in class, being withdrawn, showing disruptive behavior or struggling to make friends may have mental health challenges. We need prevention services to promote mental health and prevent substance use and suicide and trauma-informed services. We also need to support student success by providing healthcare assessment, intervention and follow-up for all children within the school setting. Academically, we have students at risk for reading difficulties who have a much stronger chance of achieving grade-level reading ability when they receive early and intensive intervention.  



Use of Funds

Outcome Data

 Mental health services

Continue to effectively reduce mental health symptoms in all students with treatment integrated into the academic setting.

Three existing social workers for the district (one for each building)and the two speech language pathologists. 

 Student attendance, class performance, OST testing achievement, discipline data, survey results

Physical health care services

 Promote a safe and healthy community for all students..

Existing district school nurse and healthcare aides 

Student attendance, drop out rate, graduation rate, clinic documentation

Reading Improvement and Intervention and Professional development aligned with Science of Reading

 Effectively support for students in the areas of reading improvement and intervention 

Literacy Coach at the K-5 level.

Stipend for teachers to attend Pd that aligns with SOR

Student attendance, OST test results, RIMP, District assessments 

Instructional technology or blended learning, Academic interventions for students in any of grades 6 through 12 and Dropout prevention

Effectively support for students in the areas of reading improvement and intervention 

Adaptive online intervention programs aligned to Tier 1 instructional materials or curriculum. Including but not limited to Edgenuity, IXL, Study Island, and Lexia Core 5. 

Branching Minds: MTSS data platform, Intervention intervention library and support

Student attendance, OST test results, RIMP, District assessments, Early warning triggers for dropout prevention, Graduation Rate for all students

Culturally appropriate prevention services

 Implement prevention services to reduce risk and increase protective factors that are likely to impact mental, emotional and behavioral health disorders.

Signs of Suicide, 1N5 and Character Strong.

 School staff training on trauma-informed school practices. 

Student attendance, discipline, student surveys

State Mandates

Over the past several years, many states, including Ohio, have passed laws with the intent of increasing personal safety awareness and the roles of schools to include certain topics in the curriculum. Schools are now required to provide specific, age-appropriate instruction on a couple of important, yet very sensitive, topics - suicide/violence prevention and child sexual abuse.

Senate Bill 288, also know as Erin's Law, requires each school district in Ohio  to provide developmentally appropriate instruction in child sexual abuse prevention for grades K-6 and developmentally appropriate instruction in sexual violence prevention education for grades 7-12.  Additionally, the Safety and Violence Education Students (SAVE Students) Act or House Bill 123, mandates specific instruction in social inclusion, violence prevention, and suicide prevention every year for students in grades 6-12.

The Decision is Yours

We realize that some parents may feel more comfortable handling this type of instruction at home using their own resources. Others may prefer to have their child instructed on these topics at school. Either way, the choice is yours and it will be respected.
Parent/Guardian options after reviewing the information for each topic:
A. Opt-out of the school instruction by the deadline indicated. You are encouraged to have conversations with your child on these topics using your own chosen materials.
B. Allow your child to receive instruction at school. If you do NOT opt-out, then your child will automatically receive the instruction at school per SB 288 and HB 123.
We have selected age-appropriate resources from the list of providers recommended by the Ohio Dept of Education and Workforce.