IL School Children Can Now Miss Class For Mental Health: New Law. The bill, which also encourages schools to connect students with mental health resources, passed the Illinois House and Senate unanimously.

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Romeoville, IL Patch—The bill, which also encourages schools to connect students with mental health resources, passed the Illinois House and Senate unanimously.

Illinois students will soon be able to take up to 5 days off from school no questions asked in order to to tend to their mental health. Illinois children will be able to take up to five mental health or behavioral days away from school beginning in January 2022. The absences, according to NPR, will be excused. What are the details? Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed the bill into law in late August, stating that any students who choose to take a "mental health" day will not be required to provide professional documentation from a medical doctor or other physician. Illinois State Rep. Barbara Hernandez (D),...