Montgomery County Public Schools recently formed a new partnership to enable students struggling with addiction to both recover and graduate from high school.
Thanks to a grant from Governor Larry Hogan intended to target the opioid epidemic, MCPS can start enrolling students in the new program sooner than previously planned, said MCPS Student Health and Wellness Coordinator Elizabeth Rathbone.
MCPS will partner with Family Services, Inc., a local organization in Gaithersburg, which offers substance abuse recovery programs.
“MCPS is now coming alongside [Family Services, Inc.],” said spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala. “They’ve been providing recovery support.”