AB 2698 as it relates to AB1808
Mental Health and early childhood mental health services.
AB1808 was presented to provide mental health supports to students grades 7 through 12 when identified supports were needed.
AB 2698, adds a component that will include early childhood supports which will make the components of these bills comprehensive and applicable along a continuum.
Mental Health services for the function of accessing academic benefit is managed through the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) through the Individual Educational Plan (IEP). process.
School mental health services are essential to creating and sustaining safe schools.
Increased access to mental health services and supports in schools is vital to improving the physical and psychological safety of our students and schools, as well as academic performance and problem-solving skills.
Through the CCEE, lead agencies have been identified to the Community Engagement Initiative that is part of the statewide system of supports pursuant to Assembly Bill 1808, Chapter 32, Section 140, Statutes of 2017-2018.
The identified agencies are to build professional learning networks. Lead by the County of San Bernadino Superintendent of Schools a consortium has been established consisting of
These agencies are working collaboratively to support the processes for professional development.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Beth Higbee, Assistant Superintendent
California Association for Bilingual Education
Jan Gustafson Corea, Chief Executive Officer
Families In Schools
Oscar E. Cruz, President and Chief Executive Officer
What is a SELPA?
We are a group of School Districts who - together - provide special education and related services to our students with disabilities. The following quick video can help explain a SELPA: http://www.lao.ca.gov/Videos/Player?playlistId=107&videoId=163