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Texas Lawmakers Vote to Allow Chaplains in Public Schools to Combat Mental Health Crisis

Posted on AllSides May 11th, 2023
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Religion and Faith, Schools, Chaplains, Texas

The Texas Legislature has passed a measure that would allow public schools to hire chaplains in addition to school counselors. 

To be eligible for the program, all chaplains will need to be endorsed by an organization recognized by the United States Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, or the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Religion News Service (RNS) reports a version of the bill already sailed through the state Senate last month, and the Texas House passed an amended version on Tuesday evening (May 9) in a vote that...

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