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SB1440

Health instruction; mental health

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Directs the Board of Education to review and update the health Standards of Learning for students in all grades to include mental health. Legislation passed in 2018 required such review and update for students in grades nine and 10. ;


Jennifer McClellan

This would expand mental health instruction to begin in the K-12 program in appropriate ways. According to the center of disease and control mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, etc. can be diagnosed as early as 2 years of age. We should not wait until 9th grade to begin discussing mental health. ;

Reported and referred (include Committee below)

Reported and referred to the house appropriations committee ;