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Senate: Funding is provided for the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the contracting of youth suicide prevention activities. Funding should be prioritized for high-risk populations, tribal communities and communities with a high percentage of students who speak English as a second language.
Final: Funding is provided for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill 6431 (youth suicide prevention), directing the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to work with state agency and community partners to assist schools in implementing youth suicide prevention activities, which may include: training; partnering with local coalitions of community members; and responding to communities determined to be in crisis following a suicide or attempted suicide.