WASHINGTON D.C. (Bill Cassidy) - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy and his colleagues have introduced the School Safety & Mental Health Services Improvement Act, a bipartisan legislation to allow public schools to improve school safety by using federal dollars for school counselors, alarm systems, security cameras, and crisis intervention training.
“This bill gives schools more resources to address students’ mental health issues and upgrade school safety features,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Students should focus on learning, not fear for their safety. This bill makes students more secure.”
The legislation enables more school counselors and other mental health professionals, boosts school safety infrastructure upgrades, supports the development of mental health programs for crisis intervention training and mental health assessments, and creates a presidential task force to increase interagency communication.