HB 1377 - DIGEST

Addresses the role of a school counselor, a social worker, and a psychologist in promoting student achievement and creating a safe learning environment.

Requires first-class school districts to provide at least one hour of professional collaboration for school counselors, social workers, and psychologists that focuses on recognizing signs of emotional or behavioral distress in students.

Creates the professional collaboration lighthouse grant program to assist school districts with early adoption and implementation of mental health professional collaboration time.

Requires the professional educator standards board to convene a task force on school counselors, psychologists, and social workers to review certain issues.