Virginia - School-based or School-linked Mental Health Services: Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to establish school-based or school-linked mental health promotion and intervention programs.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-253.13:2. Standard 2. Instructional, administrative, and support personnel.

O. Each local school board shall provide those support services that are necessary for the efficient and cost-effective operation and maintenance of its public schools.

For the purposes of this title, unless the context otherwise requires, "support services positions" shall include the following:

  1. Executive policy and leadership positions, including school board members, superintendents and assistant superintendents;

  2. Fiscal and human resources positions, including fiscal and audit operations;

  3. Student support positions, including (i) social workers and social work administrative positions; (ii) guidance administrative positions not included in subdivision H 4; (iii) homebound administrative positions supporting instruction; (iv) attendance support positions related to truancy and dropout prevention; and (v) health and behavioral positions, including school nurses and school psychologists;

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