State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to support implementation of counseling, psychological, and social services.
Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program Non-Regulatory Guidance: Title VII-B of McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
State's advisory panel must include state and local education officials who carry out activities under the McKinney-Vento Act including mental health services
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-26-110 Youth suicide prevention teacher training
(B)(1) The department shall develop guidelines suitable for training and materials that may be used by schools and districts; however districts may approve materials to be used in providing training for employees.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-59-40. Guidance and counseling model.
During the 2005-06 school year, the Department of Education’s guidance and counseling model must provide Standard and strategies for school districts to use and follow in developing and implementing a comprehensive guidance and counseling program in their districts. This model must assist school districts and communities with the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of a school guidance and counseling program to support the personal, social, educational, and career development of pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-66-40. School safety task force.
(1) There is created a school safety task force to:
(a) examine the various funding streams for school-based mental health services and determine how these streams may best be utilized in order to provide more accessible and efficient delivery of mental health programs;
(b) examine school mental health staffing ratios and provide suggestions that allow for the full delivery of services and effective school-community partnerships, including collaboration between school districts;
(c) develop Standard for district level policies to promote effective school discipline and mental health intervention services;
(d) examine current intra— and interagency collaboration and suggest ways to improve cooperation; and
(e) examine how to best support multitiered systems of support.
(2) Any recommendations made by the task force must be revenue neutral.
(3) The task force shall report its findings and make recommendations concerning proposed changes to the General Assembly.