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Program Description

  Linkages To Learning

Linkages to Learning is a community school partnership with an integrated focus on health, social services, and community development and engagement to support student learning, strong families, and healthy communities. Linkages to Learning services include comprehensive behavioral health and social wraparound services to mitigate the effects of poverty and reduce non-academic barriers to learning. This program is a partnership among the Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Public Schools, and local public and private non-profit agencies. Services are provided in elementary and middle school communities with high indicators of poverty.

Program Contacts

Contact JoAnn Barnes of the HHS - Children, Youth and Family Services at 240.777.1223 or Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Percentage of Linkages to Learning clients receiving mental health services that report at termination of treatment, a demonstrated maintained or improved status 17275757575
Percentage of clients satisfied with services9898989898
1  A new assessment instrument was implemented by the program in FY18. Therefore, FY18 should be considered a new baseline as the content of the measure has substantially changed.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved65773605.00
Enhance: Provide Funding to Open the New Linkages to Learning Center at Maryvale Elementary School800001.00
Enhance: Linkages to Learning Program Enhancements at Summit Hall and Kemp Mill Elementary Schools756460.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2213560.00
FY20 Approved69543626.50