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Legislative update - take action on Senate Bill 230 - Suicide Prevention
This bill requires that teachers and other school employees receive at least two hours of research based youth suicide awareness and prevention training from a program that is: (1) demonstrated to be an effective or promising program; and (2) recommended by the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council.
Per our Resolution titled "Youth Suicide," Indiana PTA urges our members to contact their legislators in support of this bill.
Resources on suicide that you may find useful:
One of the most important roles of Indiana PTA is to advocate for laws that improve the lives of all children. The information below will help you learn more about legislative issues and how to be a better advocate.
What is a Legislative Position?
A legislative position is a statement outlining the opinion, will or intent of the association to address statewide problems, situations or concerns that affect children and youth. A position statement usually requires initial action to seek resolution on the issue, but the position is sometimes maintained, even when action has been taken, to substantiate the continuing will of the association.
The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015 represented a shift from a prescriptive federal role in education under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to more state and local flexibility. States now have more responsibility over their accountability systems, assessments, standards and school improvement plans than they had in the past 15 years. So what does this new law mean for your child’s education and school?
NCLB vs. ESSA
What's the difference?
Indiana PTA is racing towards a state-wide membership goal of 18,505 members this year! (Numbers shown here are as of 03/04/18.)
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