My opponent, Dave Paul, has posted outright false claims, lying about my voting record. HERE ARE THE FACTS:
This is the sort of misdirection and deceit being brought forward by my opponent regarding juvenile Mental Health in schools. HB 1377 would result in an unfunded mandate on our local school districts by requiring the district to send their counselors to training without the state providing the financial resources necessary to do so. The remaining policy under this bill is not funded in the state budget. Resulting in no net positive results for our children regarding their mental health or resources for our local school counselors.
I am in full support of additional resources going to our local school districts to provide mental health and counseling services to our students and ensuring that the state budget funds these requirements.
Representative Dave Hayes