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H.R.320: Student Support Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||education|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Barbara Lee, D-Calif.|
|Total Cosponsors||43 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||Jan. 18, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||April 23, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
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.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|April 23, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.|
|Jan. 18, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.|