BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Erie County is taking a role in Buffalo's Say Yes to Education program, which promises to help send high school seniors to college.
The whole idea of "Say Yes" is to motivate students to want to get a good education, and most of all, graduate from high school. While school officials say the program is working, the county is moving in to step up the pace.
Erie County is taking over the role of "site facilitator" for all 55 Buffalo Public Schools and expanding mental health services. A site facilitator is a staff member who seems to fill the role as social worker, truant officer, and caseworker all rolled into one.
While the county is funding those positions, the money comes from funds already allocated through the "Say Yes" scholarship trust, which is up to $19 million.
County officials are convinced the unprecedented partnership has a payoff for all county taxpayers. And in addition to the county's new role in Buffalo Public Schools, the county departments of health, mental health, and social services are also providing support.
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