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H.R.3536: S.O.S. Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Democrats)
Introduced Nov. 19, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

Support Our Students Act of 2013 or the S.O.S. Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to support or develop programs that will train teachers, school personnel, and specialized instructional support personnel regarding mental health conditions in children.

Includes as grant and subgrant recipients, states and LEAs that partner with a mental health organization, family advocacy organization, or community nonprofit organization.

Requires subgrantees to utilize school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, or community organizations with experience in mental illness and suicide prevention in developing and conducting the training.

Requires the training program to include an annual in-service training component that enables teachers, school personnel, and specialized instructional suppo...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 19, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.