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Shelby Eastern approves EAP and service animals to aid mental and emotional efforts

The emotional and mental well-being of Shelby Eastern staff and students was a focus of two items on the school board's agenda Wednesday.


Superintendent Todd Hitchcock explained an EAP agreement with Community Health Network.



The superintendent notes all employees of the district can utilize the service.



At Morristown High School, service animals will be utilized to aid students.


Principal Jeremy Powers talks about the dogs that will aid their efforts with Special Education teacher Whitney Carlton.



Powers says it’s a new idea for the school as they find ways and feel out how to use the dogs to help in stressful situations.



Both measures were approved by the Shelby Eastern board at its Wednesday meeting.