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Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman file Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton

Almost 200 school districts and charter schools across Oklahoma will be getting relief funds to help address students’ mental health and academic needs.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is awarding $35.7 million in grants to 181 school districts over three years to help launch the Oklahoma School Counselor Corps, the department announced Wednesday.

“Schools have wrestled with inadequate numbers of counselors and mental health professionals for far too long,” State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said. “Oklahoma children suffer from a higher rate of trauma than children in

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