S 3013: Renames “security aid” as “health and safety aid” to reflect that secure schools provide for students’ mental health; provides that State aid for nonpublic school security services may also be used for mental health services

S 3013

Renames “security aid” as “health and safety aid” to reflect that secure schools provide for students’ mental health; provides that State aid for nonpublic school security services may also be used for mental health services

S 3013 (Ruiz, Corrado) As the ongoing pandemic has shown, the mental and emotional health of students is paramount. By renaming all references to “security aid” in the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 and other statues to “health and safety aid”, this legislation recognizes that safe and secure schools must also prioritize the emotional health of students. We must continue to work to ensure that the health and welfare of New Jersey’s students is protected.

NJEA urges you to SUPPORT S 3013.

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