FCPS Partners with Brook Lane Behavioral Services

FCPS Partners with Brook Lane Behavioral Services

 Frederick County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Student Services Director Dana Falls signed a memorandum of understanding this month with Brook Lane Behavioral Health Services, Inc. CEO R. Lynn Rushing to provide teaching services to support Brook Lane’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).

FCPS agreed to hire, pay and supervise a hospital teacher to tutor to all students enrolled in the program. The tutoring will focus on core academic subjects, based upon work the school has provided the child’s parent.

PHP will provide office essentials and tutoring space. PHP will also staff each tutoring session with at least one mental health associate and will validate attendance.

FCPS and PHP will regularly collaborate with the designated FCPS Community Agency School Services (CASS) coordinator, FCPS pupil personnel worker and PHP representative to address logistical concerns and planning. Falls and Brook Lane Behavioral Services Director of Educational Services Kate Byers will administer the agreement.

Brook Lane Behavioral Services
Left to right:
From Brook Lane:
Chief Executive Officer R. Lynn Rushing
Director of Education Services Kate Byers
PHP Program RN Krista Turner
PHP Therapist Laura Fernandez
PHP Program Manager Jackie Whalen
From FCPS:
Pupil Personnel Worker Corrina Nobis
CASS Coordinators Pam Miller and Christina Karszen
Director of Student Services Dana Falls