New Mexico lawmaker proposes ‘mental health days’ for students

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A state lawmaker wants to let students take “mental health days.”

Dona Ana County Democrat Raymundo Lara is proposing legislation that would give each student one non-sick day off per year, counting as an “excused absence.” They would still need permission from a parent, and would not be allowed to use it on a test day.

Just like with sick days, the school would have to give the student a chance to make up any missed schoolwork.

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