HB 1206/SB 844 – Student Mental Health Well-Being/COVID-19

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Cynthia Ball (D-Wake), Sen. Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg), Rep. Sydney Batch (D-Wake)

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Jay Chaudhuri (D-Wake), Sen. Erica Smith (D-Northampton)


This bill would appropriate $480,000 in recurring funds to the Department of Public Instruction to create a tiered system of support for students by increasing positions for the following school mental health support personnel to meet the following ratios:

  • 1 school psychologist for every 700 students
  • 1 counselor for every 250 students
  • 1 social worker for every 400 students


Filed 5/26/2020

Appropriations Committee Referral 5/27/2020