Bill Status of HB3538 101st General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-MENTAL HEALTH INFO
Rep. Anne Stava-Murray and Jonathan Carroll
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, each school district, nonpublic school, and charter school that maintains grade 9 must require all ninth grade students to take a one-time mental health course that includes information for students on how to detect signs of depression, how to ask for help with any mental health issues, and the resources available for those students who wish to seek assistance with mental health issues. Provides that the school board or governing body of the school shall determine the minimum amount of instructional time necessary to satisfy the course requirement. Requires the State Board of Education to prepare and make available to schools resource materials that may be used for the course. Makes a conforming change.