A bill that would require suicide awareness and prevention training for Nebraska public-school employees is moving forward.
Senators voted 29-0 on Tuesday to advance the measure. The bill would require at least one hour of training for school nurses, teachers, counselors, psychologists, administrators, social workers and other personnel.
It also would create a state-level school security director. The director within the Department of Education would provide and guidance and support to local school districts. Districts would have to provide the director with school safety plans.