Have you taken action by showing your support of the following bills? It's not too late!

They will be heard at the Committee on Education meeting today, March 2nd at 2pm. View the agenda HERE



IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THE REQUEST TO SPEAK SYSTEM TO SUPPORT THESE BILLS.

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SB1097 - pupils; excused absences; mental health 
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Bill Summary: The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is required to identify an absence due to the mental or behavioral health of a pupil as an excused absence. ADE is authorized to adopt guidelines and rules for determining what constitutes an absence due to the mental or behavioral health of a pupil.


Read the text of bill HERE


SB1376 - schools; curriculum; mental health
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Bill Summary: The State Board of Education must require that all health education instruction include mental health instruction. Mental health instruction may be included in a health course or another existing course and is required to incorporate the multiple dimensions of health by including mental health and the relationship of physical and mental health to enhance student understanding, social and emotional learning, and attitudes and behavior that promote health and well-being.

Read the text of bill HERE


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