HB 766 would contradict current WPSB visitor policy
In January 2017, the Webster Parish School Board amended its visitor policy to no longer allow third-party personal service providers, such as counselors and psychiatrists, to conduct services on school grounds, citing safety concerns. Now, a bill in the Louisiana legislature threatens to effectively invalidate this policy.
House Bill 766 would prevent school districts from prohibiting “behavioral health providers” from providing their services to students during school hours if requested by the parents. At the regular meeting Monday, the WPSB unanimously approved a resolution to voice opposition to the bill, urging legislators to