Local boards may implement such programs at any time and for any grade level local boards find appropriate, and the state board shall encourage the implementation of such programs.
In addition, the state board shall make information regarding such programs available to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
Indiana: SB 316 (2010): “Heather’s Law,” named after a young woman who was physically abused and ultimately murdered by her ex-boyfriend.
The department, in collaboration with organizations that have expertise in dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual abuse, shall identify or develop: (1) model dating violence educational materials; and (2) a model for dating violence response policies.
Maryland: (2009): Encourages schools to adopt age appropriate dating violence education into the school curricula.
Massachusetts: SB 2583 requires school districts to implement a specific policy to address teen dating violence in public schools.
Louisiana: HB 46 (2010): Requires each public school to provide dating violence education as part of its health curriculum in grades 7-12.
Maine: (2009) Directs the DOE to review its policies and rules regarding faculty and student training on the topic of dating abuse and to review its administrative policies to determine which address dating abuse.
Georgia: SB346 (2009): Requires the State Board of Education to add a teen dating violence prevention program to the rape prevention and personal safety education program for grades 8 through 12.Illinois: HB 0973 (2009): Adds teen dating violence to the list of topics which may be covered in a Comprehensive Health Program for grades 8 – 12.SB 2023/HB 1330 (2007) requires the BOE to convene an Ensuring Success in School Task Force to develop policies and procedures for addressing the educational and related needs of youth who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic violence or sexual violence to ensure their ability to stay in school.SB 3079 would establish the temporary state commission on intimate partner violence (including dating violence) to study, report on and make recommendations on the prevalence, causes, effects, risks and costs of such violence.Ohio: HB19 (2009) “Tina Croucher Act” requires the BOE to develop a model dating violence policy and each local BOE to adopt a dating violence policy to address incidents of dating violence.Many states have passed legislation to address dating abuse in schools.