2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Mental Health Services

Item 117 #5h

Item 117 #5h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2025 ($7,400,000) FY2026 ($7,400,000) GF
FY2025 -1.00 FY2026 -1.00 FTE

Page 121, line 46, strike "$515,129,653" and insert "$507,729,653".
Page 121, line 46, strike "$539,690,133" and insert "$532,290,133".

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 directs the Superintendent of Public Instruction to enter into statewide contracts with telehealth providers through which school divisions may purchase mental health services. This amendment also eliminates $14.8 million over the biennium from the introduced budget that was proposed to (i) fund a statewide contract to provide mental health services to middle and high school students in participating school divisions via a telehealth platform, and (ii) establish a chief school mental health officer position at the Department of Education.)