Status Summary

Pre-filed on 12.22.20.

First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.11.21.

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.13.21.

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.20.21; 1st substitute bill passed. 

Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 1.21.21.

Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2.17.21.

(updated 2.19.21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Mullet

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction must, in collaboration with a nonprofit organization that represents school districts, develop and distribute to school districts policy guidance regarding implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs for K-12. 

Prior to the 2022-23 school year, each school district board will, within existing funds, develop a transition plan for developing and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program plan.

The components of the plan are delineated in the bill. Additionally, when implementing the plan, school counselors shall spend at least 80% of their work time providing direct and indirect services to benefit students.

1st substitute:

Requires school districts to develop and implement a written plan for a comprehensive school counseling program by the beginning of the 2022- 23 school year. 

Requires school counselors to implement the plan and spend at least 80 percent of their work time providing direct and indirect services to students.