SB15-020: Education To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Assault

Legislative Text

Sponsors Senate: Newell

Sponsors House:  McCann

Summary:

The bill requires the director of the school safety resource centerto appoint a person to collect and make available materials and training regarding the awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse and assault.
The materials must include professional development materials for school personnel and parents and  age-appropriate curricula for kindergartenthrough twelfth grade. The appointed person must also offer in-personand on-line training for school personnel and parents and publicize and make available on-line the materials, training, and curricula. The appointed person must seek to work with appropriate community-based
organizations in creating and collecting the materials, training, and curricula. Each school district is encouraged to include in its school safety plan a child sexual abuse and prevention plan, and each charter school is
encouraged to adopt a child sexual abuse and prevention plan. A plan may include professional development for school personnel and parents and age-appropriate curricula for students in kindergarten through twelfth
grade. An educator who receives professional development in the awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse and assault may use the professional development to meet the requirements for renewing his or
her educator license.

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