H.R.320 - Student Support Act

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to States for assistance in hiring additional school-based mental health and student service providers. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to States for assistance in hiring additional school-based mental health and student service providers. as introduced.
  • Short: Student Support Act as introduced.

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01/18/13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Representative

Barbara Lee

D-CA

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Official Summary

Student Support Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to make matching grants of at least $1 million to states for allocation to local educational agencies (LEAs) so that additional school-based mental health and student servic

Official Summary

Student Support Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary of Education to make matching grants of at least $1 million to states for allocation to local educational agencies (LEAs) so that additional school-based mental health and student service providers may be hired, thereby reducing the student-to-provider ratios in elementary and secondary schools to specified minimum levels recommended by the leading counseling, guidance, and mental health organizations. Sets those minimum ratios at:
(1) 1 school counselor for every 250 students,
(2) 1 school psychologist for every 1,000 students, and
(3) 1 school social worker for every 250 students. Requires grants to states and state allocations to LEAs to be made pursuant to specified formulas that take into account a state's and school district's share of children in poverty.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.320

  • National Education Association

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