State Board of Education taking up mental health recommendations

The State Board of Education will consider recommendations designed to improve suicide awareness, prevention and training during its monthly meeting this week.

On Tuesday, the State Board will take up the recommendations from the School Mental Health Advisory Council to align requirements of the Jason Flatt Act, which requires suicide prevention training, and to implement planning for each school to deal with recognizing suicide ideation, using appropriate intervention methods and having a recovery plan.

Also on Tuesday, the board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Celtic Fox for dinner with members of the House and Senate education and K-12 budget committees.

On Wednesday, the board will receive proposed amendments to the Emergency Safety Intervention regulations and the final report fro the Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia.

Here is a link to the board’s agenda and backup materials.

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