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HB20-1238

Safe And Healthy Learning Environments For Students

Concerning grant program funding opportunities for public schools that promote the use of developmentally appropriate strategies to ensure healthy learning environments for students.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill requires the department of education (department) to give preference to grant applicants that articulate a strong, comprehensive approach to significantly reduce the use of school policing, school resource officers, and invasive security technologies and practices, and implement evidence-based or promising practices designed to promote school safety and healthy learning environments. The department shall also give preference to grant applicants that demonstrate the applicant's current use of evidence-based or promising practices designed to promote school safety and healthy learning environments.

The preference criteria only applies to the student re-engagement grant program, the expelled and at-risk student services grant program, the school bullying prevention and education grant program, and the behavioral health care professional matching grant program.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Introduced
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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Gonzales-Gutierrez, Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet

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