PA 10-91—HB 5315

Education Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION AND THE REDUCTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

SUMMARY: This act requires local and regional school boards, as part of the in-service training they must offer to certified employees, to include information on preventing teen dating violence and domestic violence as part of the health and mental health risk reduction education information they must provide.

It also requires the State Board of Education (SBE) to help and encourage the boards to include domestic violence and teen dating violence as a separate topic in their in-service training programs for certified professional employees. The SBE must provide the help and encouragement within available appropriations and using available material.

Finally, the act expressly allows boards to permit paraprofessionals and other noncertified employees to participate voluntarily in the in-service training programs for certified personnel.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2010

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