School Safety Law Toolkit

Senate Bill 460

SB 460 requires instruction in the detection and education of students with mental or emotional disorders as part of educator training programs. The training is required for teachers, counselors, principals, and other appropriate staff. Training at the elementary campus level could be provided only to the extent that sufficient funding and programs are available. This is not to say teachers are expected to function as professionally trained mental health officers; rather, the goal of the law is to expedite early detection of mental instabilities.

See sections in the law:

TCPRC 74.151 Liability for emergency care

TEC 21.044 Educator preparation

THSC 161.325 Mental health promotion and intervention, substance abuse prevention and intervention, and suicide prevention