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San Antonio school districts have two weeks left to opt in or out of a new state law

The clock is ticking for area school districts as they have two weeks to decide if unlicensed chaplains will be allowed to provide mental health support for them.

Thursday night, Judson ISD made their decision to opt out of the new law, SB 763. They are the second local school district to make a decision this week, following North East ISD.

SB 763 allows unlicensed chaplains to provide mental health support at public schools.

“A chaplain could be the kindest, most empathetic person, but they're not necessarily trained to serve in that capacity for the students,” Temple Beth-El Senior Rabbi Mara Nathan said.

Senior Rabbi Nathan spoke at Monday night's meeting. She expressed her concern over SB 763 as both a religious leader and as a parent.

“It's unclear what that person was going to say to them and whether I, as a parent, would find that to be appropriate and how I want to ..."