State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today responded to the rejection of her amendment to House Bill (HB) 502, legislation requiring school employees to undergo youth suicide awareness and prevention training every two years. Ingram offered an amendment would have expanded the bill to include private school employees. The proposed law change was rejected largely along party lines. 


“While I was happy to support this bill, I am immensely disappointed in those members who voted to block including training for private school students,” said Ingram. “Suicide doesn’t choose its victims based on where they go to school or how much money their parents have. Republicans continue to advocate for private schools to receive more state funding, all the while creating an unfair set of rules that divides our schools and children. We need to start holding private schools to the same standards as our public schools, especially when it comes to the social and emotional well-being and development of young people.”


HB 502 passed the House unanimously.

 
 
 
  
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Proposed Law Change To Require Anti-suicide Training In Ohio Private Schools Narrowly Rejected By House

 

State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today responded to the rejection of her amendment to House Bill (HB) 502, legislation requiring school employees to undergo youth suicide awareness and prevention training every two years. Ingram offered an amendment would have expanded the bill to include private school employees. The proposed law change was rejected largely along party lines.