“Texas school boards had until Feb. 29 to vote on whether they want to bring religious chaplains into their schools to provide mental health support, as authorized under a law that took effect in September. The measure, SB 763, required boards to reach a decision within six months of the effective date.”

“Since Texas passed the law last June, similar proposals have been considered in at least 13 other state legislatures, according to Interfaith Alliance, an organization advocating for religious freedom and democracy, and other groups. These states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and Utah.”

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