. New Illinois law will allow students to take 5 mental health days, starting in 2022 « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/Kids in Illinois will soon be able to take up to five mental health days off school.

A law signed by Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker last month will allow for five excused absences from school without the need for a doctor’s note, beginning in January.

Proponents of the bill argued that students are under increasing amounts of mental strain, particularly amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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