Sep 262015
 
 September 26, 2015  U.S., Youth & Schools

Andy Metzger and Matt Murphy report:

Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday he is on board with encouraging schools to verbally screen students for substance use, a strategy pushed by Sen. Jennifer Flanagan and part of legislation set for debate next week in the Senate.

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On Friday, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means reported out legislation that would require school districts to verbally screen seventh- and 10th-grade students for signs of addiction and at-risk behavior, while allowing children or their guardians to opt out. Information gleaned from screenings would be protected from subpoena, under the legislation.

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I think this is the bill they’re talking about. See (7) in the formatted document.

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