Marlee Foundation presents check to School Board

The Marlee Sutton Foundation presented a check of $21,000 to the Lawrence County Board of Education on Tuesday to help fund a qualified mental health counselor for Lawrence County schools. “Lawrence County is becoming a leader in addressing mental health,” Superintendent Jon Bret Smith said. “One of the things we’ve done through some federal funds, we’re one of the first systems in the state to hire a school social worker.” The Marlee Foundation was formed in January to address suicide rates and other mental health issues among school-aged children in the county. Pictured in the back row from the left are District 2 School Board member Gary Bradford, District 5 member Reta Waldrep, District 1 member Christine Garner, District 4 member Shannon Terry and District 3 member Beth McCullough-Vinson. In the front from the left are MSF Co-founders Wendy and Scott Norwood, Superintendent Jon Bret Smith and MSF member Mylan Mitchell. 

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