Research has shown a link between access to school-based health centers and better educational outcomes for students including positive school climate, lower rates of absenteeism and tardiness, reduced discipline referrals, better supports for at-risk students, and increased likelihood that students will seek mental health services. SB6563 enables any school district in the state to enter into agreements with health care providers to establish school-based health centers for the provision of services to students and other community members.
First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.22.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.3.2020. Executive session scheduled in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.7.2020 at 8:00 a.m; majority pass and passed to Rules Committee for second reading. (updated 2.21.2020)