The Issue

Schools across San Diego County are left trying to find millions on funding for mental health services after Gov. Schwarzenegger shocked educators and county officials by cutting funds to counties.

Whose Job Is It?

Counties across California have historically provided help to students with mental health needs, but schools must provide services to students with disabilities under federal law.

The Big Picture

San Diego County has often refused to provide services when California fails to fund them, arguing that the state has to fund programs if it wants counties to carry them out.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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