CHAPTER 185

 

An Act concerning instruction on sexual assault prevention in public schools and supplementing chapters 35 and 6 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

C.18A:35-4.5a† Sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education.

†††† 1.††† Each school district shall incorporate age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in grades preschool through 12 as part of the districtís implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.† The Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the Department of Children and Families, the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, the New Jersey Childrenís Alliance, and other entities with relevant expertise, shall provide school districts with age-appropriate sample learning activities and resources.

 

C.18A:6-131.1† Professional development requirement satisfied.

†††† 2.††† A teaching staff member may satisfy in each professional development cycle one or more hours of the professional development requirement established by the State Board of Education through participation in training programs on sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention.

 

††††† 3.†† This act shall take effect in the first full school year following the date of enactment.

 

††††† Approved July 19, 2019.