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Bill Detail: SB19-010

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Title Professional Behavioral Health Services For Schools
Status Governor Signed (05/10/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
D. Valdez (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/04/2019

The bill allows grant money to be used for behavioral health care
services at recipient schools and specifies that grants may also fund
behavioral health services contracts with community providers. The bill
requires the department of education (department) to prioritize grant
applications based on the school's need for additional health
professionals, and grant applicants must specify the extent to which the

school has seen an increase in activities or experiences that affect
students' mental well-being.
The bill allows a community provider to commit money to schools.
It also changes the amount the department can expend to offset the costs
incurred in implementing the program from 3% to 5% of money
appropriated for the program.
The bill allows school districts to enter into agreements with
specified groups to implement evidence-based, school-wide behavior
supports and strategies to build and support positive school climates,
including providing behavioral health services and supports; implement
strategies to reduce the incidence of suspension and expulsion; and
implement alternatives to suspension or expulsion.

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