Florida’s education chief tells school districts to fall in line
Mental health. Career planning. Personal finances.
The list of topics that Florida lawmakers have required school districts to cover in classrooms continued to grow this year — some with little advance notice or funding to support them.
The mental health mandate, for instance, came from the State Board of Education less than a month before classes were set to resume. It requires school districts to provide five hours of “mental and emotional health education” each year for students in middle and high school.