Suicide Prevention, Tribal Regalia Bills Clear House Education Committee Tuesday

by Hallee Ross
State Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, speak at the House Education Committee meeting on Tuesday.

A bill that would require public schools that issue school identification card to print the suicide hotline on the back that bill passed the House Education Committee 17 yes 0 Monday. The measure, House Bill 3346, would not apply to schools who don’t have identification cards.

House Bill 3046, by Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, would allow students to wear religious or tribal regalia at their school’s graduation ceremonies.

Caldwell stated that the bill was created because tribal attire had not been allowed in schools. Though the bill passed 17-0, there was some push back from committee members, who said without being more specific the bill “could open Pandora’s box.” 

The committee also touched on dyslexia screening with House Bills 2804 and 2889. 

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