Contracted guest speakers also routinely speak on violence and bullying, along with the school resource officer.Carla Calevich, director of curriculum and instruction, said the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District also addresses these issues already.Delaware: SCR 21 (2009) establishes a teen dating violence task force to evaluate and make recommendations on policies for education on teen dating violence.Florida: SB 642 and HB 467 (2010) (Chapter 217): Requires comprehensive health education taught in the public schools to include a component on teen dating violence and abuse for students in grades 7 through 12.ODE may also incur some minimal costs to update its web site to include links to free dating violence prevention curriculum for use by school districts.Many states have passed legislation to address dating abuse in schools.
California, once a leader in dating abuse prevention legislation, is now begin to lag behind.
Tina Croucher was 18 when she was murdered by her boyfriend on Dec. Students are now required to receive age-appropriate instruction in dating violence prevention in their health class.
29, 2009, Governor Ted Strickland signed into law “The Tina Croucher Act” mandating dating violence prevention curriculum in Ohio schools starting this school year.
School districts would incur one-time costs to modify their health education curricula to include instruction in dating violence prevention education in grades 7 through 12.
The requirement that the State Board of Education adopt standards for such instruction would help lower costs that may be incurred by school districts.