2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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DOE - Redirect Funding for Student Mental Health Services

Item 117 #1c

Item 117 #1c

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2025 ($7,200,000) FY2026 ($7,200,000) GF

Page 121, line 46, strike "$515,129,653" and insert "$507,929,653".
Page 121, line 46, strike "$539,690,133" and insert "$532,490,133".

Page 125, strike lines 39 through 44 and insert:

"R. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall enter into a statewide contract with one or more telehealth providers to provide high-quality mental health care services to public school students. School divisions may opt to purchase such services through this contract."


(This amendment redirects $7.2 million from the general fund each year for mental health and telehealth services in the introduced budget to other education initiatives and provides language for a statewide contract.)