H.Res. 700: Expressing support for designation of the week beginning on November 9, 2009, as National School Psychology Week

H.Res. 700

Expressing support for designation of the week beginning on November 9, 2009, as National School Psychology Week

Sponsor
Rep. David Loebsack

Date
November 7, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 700 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Friday, November 6, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA) on July 30, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 700 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the designation of National School Psychology Week;
• "Honors and recognizes the contributions of school psychologists to the success of students in schools across the United States; and
• "Encourages the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the vital role school psychologists play in schools, in the community, and in helping students develop into successful and productive members of society."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, school psychologists facilitate collaboration that helps parents and educators identify and reduce risk factors, promote protective factors, create safe schools, and access community resources.