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Nevada's State School Safety Task Force is recommending legislative action to hire more mental health professionals for the state’s schools.
Officials say they've filled about 85 percent of the new school social worker jobs approved as part of an effort to curb bullying in Nevada.
The Nevada Department of Education says 139 new social workers have been hired, and about 25 more positions need to be filled.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials have awarded $5.6 million in grants to hire more than 160 social workers and mental health professionals in Nevada schools.