Honorable Larry Taylor, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1169 by Campbell (relating to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require that staff development for educators in public schools include two hours of in-service training on suicide prevention annually. Public schools would be required to use a best practice-based program recommended by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in coordination with the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The training could be satisfied through independent review of online materials.
The bill would have no fiscal implications for DSHS or TEA.
Local Government Impact
There could be administrative costs to provide the training annually, and districts may require the use of substitutes. The administrative costs would vary from district to district depending on how many employees would need to be trained annually and whether the training was offered online or in person.
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