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|July 30, 2020 School Board Meeting and Tentative Budget Hearing|
BPS Mental Health Plan
Information - 07/30/2020
Consent after Information - 08/25/2020
The 2019 Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 7030, Implementation of Legislative Recommendation of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which comprehensively addresses school safety. Section 15 of SB 7030 went into effect on July 1, 2019 and ammended the Mental Health Assistance Allocation (MHAA), which provides funding to assist school districts in establishing or expanding school-based mental health care.
SB 7030 amended the MHAA, in part, to ensure that every Florida Public School student has access to mental health professionals at school for the 2020-21 school year, this is achieved by training educators and other staff to identify and respond to mental health issues, and by referring children, youth and families who experience behavioral health issues to appropriate services.
Brevard Public Schools (BPS) will receive a mental health assistance allocation of $2,494,191.00 to expand school-based mental health care and access to mental health services for students. One hundred percent (100%) of this allocation must be expended on the following three elements.
School districts must submit board approved plans to the commissioner by August 1, 2020.
Approve submittal of the BPS Mental Helath Plan to the Florida Commissioner of Education.
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|Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom|
Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical
Legal Counsel Review
Dr. Jayna Jenkins, Director, Student Support Services Ext. 11567
Brevard Public Schools Mental Health Assistance Plan 2020 2021 Final.pdf