Status Summary

Passed out of the House Committee on Education and was referred to Appropriations on Feb 13th

Legislative Session

2017

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Ortiz-Self

HB 1377 addresses the role of a school counselor, a social worker, and a psychologist in promoting student achievement and creating a safe learning environment. It requires first-class school districts to provide at least one hour of professional collaboration for school counselors, social workers, and psychologists that focuses on recognizing signs of emotional or behavioral distress in students. It also creates the professional collaboration lighthouse grant program to assist school districts with early adoption and implementation of mental health professional collaboration time and it requires the professional educator standards board to convene a task force on school counselors, psychologists, and social workers to review certain issues.