Burbank Unified renews contract for mental health and wellness centers

Los Angeles Times 

The mental health and wellness program in the Burbank Unified School District will continue at least another year after the school board renewed the district's contract with the Family Service Agency of Burbank, a local nonprofit agency, on Thursday. Wellness centers at John Burroughs and Burbank high schools provide a supportive environment, where students can walk in to share their thoughts and feelings with counselors from the Family Service Agency. For the 2017-18 school year, the district will pay $100,000 for counseling and administrative services at Burbank High, said Supt. A grant from the Local Education Agency will be used to pay for Burbank High's center. The Family Service Agency will cover $100,000 for Burroughs High's center, Hill added.