SB20-014 (Fields/Michaelson Jenet) Excused Absences for Mental Health Day

Originally Posted: January 24, 2020
Last Updated: January 24, 2020

Summary

This bill would require school districts to include excused absences for behavioral health concerns in their written attendance policies.

Position

The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports this bill because we know behavioral health is just as important as physical health to a student’s overall wellbeing. This bill would help reduce stigma for youth and families around behavioral health and would give students an opportunity to address behavioral health concerns and mitigate crises before they occur.

Current Status

Assigned to the Senate Education Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 1:30pm in Room 352