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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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School safety and mental health education. Establishes the governor's student advisory council to provide to the governor information concerning education issues that are important to students in Indiana. Requires the department of education (department) to supervise the activities of and staff the governor's student advisory council. Provides that the secured school safety board may award a matching grant from the Indiana secured school fund to enable a school corporation or charter school to establish a program to provide mental health services to students or form partnerships with mental health providers to provide mental health services to students. Provides that advances School safety and mental health education. Establishes the governor's student advisory council to provide to the governor information concerning education issues that are important to students in Indiana. Requires the department of education (department) to supervise the activities of and staff the governor's student advisory council. Provides that the secured school safety board may award a matching grant from the Indiana secured school fund to enable a school corporation or charter school to establish a program to provide mental health services to students or form partnerships with mental health providers to provide mental health services to students. Provides that advances made under the school corporation and charter school safety advance program may be used to provide mental health services to students or form partnerships with mental health providers to provide mental health services to students. Requires the department, in coordination with the Indiana intelligence fusion center, to do the following: (1) Distribute to schools information regarding the "If You See Something, Say Something" tip line. (2) Establish guidelines for schools with regard to providing information to students about the tip line. Requires a teacher preparation program to include content within the curriculum that provides teacher candidates with information concerning mental health. Provides that: (1) for grades 6 through 12, the study of health education must include instruction on mental health; and (2) the teacher who provides the instruction on mental health must have training on mental health matters. ... View more