§ 16-73-1 Legislative findings.
It is found and declared that:
(1) The growing social needs of children directly affect their ability to perform successfully in school because health, emotional, social, and family problems can impede learning.
(2) Schools are in a unique position to provide the vital links between education, social services, and health care to children and their families.
(3) It is important that schools be assisted in fulfilling the critical function of coordinating the delivery of comprehensive social services at or near the site of public schools to address the particular needs of each school community.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 465, § 1.)