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HF 355

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/04/2013 03:10pm

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underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/04/2013

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring a mental health curriculum for students in grades
6 through 12; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.


Section 1.

new text begin [120B.21] MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION.
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new text begin School districts and charter schools must provide mental health instruction for
students in grades 6 through 12 aligned with local health and physical education standards
and integrated into existing programs, curriculum, or the general school environment of
a district or charter school. The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner
of human services and mental health organizations, shall provide districts and charter
schools with:
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new text begin (1) age-appropriate model learning activities for grades 6 through 12 that encompass
the mental health components of the National Health Education Standards and the
benchmarks developed by the department's quality teaching network in health and physical
education, and best practices in mental health education; and
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new text begin (2) a directory of resources for planning and implementing age-appropriate mental
health curriculum and instruction in grades 6 through 12.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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