Case Studies

Mental Health Program: South River Public Schools

As life gradually returned to normal following the pandemic, schools everywhere experienced a sharp rise in disciplinary issues. South River Public Schools was committed to finding an innovative and constructive approach to its disciplinary interventions. Spearheaded by district superintendent Sylvia Zircher – and in partnership with ESS – in the fall of 2022, the district’s middle and high schools launched a program called Restorative Community Service.

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As life gradually returned to normal following the pandemic, schools everywhere experienced a sharp rise in disciplinary issues. South River Public Schools was committed to finding an innovative and constructive approach to its disciplinary interventions. Spearheaded by district superintendent Sylvia Zircher – and in partnership with ESS – in the fall of 2022, the district’s middle and high schools launched a program called Restorative Community Service.
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Ligonier Valley School District was already under-resourced when it came to meeting the mental health needs of its learners. Then the pandemic hit. At the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, the district sought help from Effective School Solutions (ESS) to meet the skyrocketing needs of its students.
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In 2017, Old Bridge Township School District had two key needs when it came to mental health. First, they wanted to return students from out-of-district placements and second, they were experiencing challenges with a high number of students who were school avoidant. Old Bridge partnered with Effective School Solutions to implement programming to address both challenges.
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Sayreville Public Schools was experiencing an uptick in students leaving the district due to social and emotional issues. In 2016, the district made it a priority to fully address the needs of these students and to keep them in-district. Effective School Solutions became an invaluable partner in meeting this challenge.
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In 2013, Westfield School District was struggling with an increasing number out-of-district placements. Keeping students in district and providing them with the mental health services they needed was a top priority. Westfield partnered with Effective School Solutions to implement clinical programming to address this challenge.
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At ESS, we have an unrelenting focus on data, measuring results, and communicating to our partners the proven impact our programming has on mental health, school outcomes and financial sustainability.

With every ESS partner, we will:

• Set data driven goals at the beginning of every implementation

• Have regular “Report Card” meetings in which we share the impact of ESS services

• Monitor data along the way to look for potential risk areas so that these can be proactively addressed

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