House Bill 123, the Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) Students Act
Under this legislation, starting this school year and annually thereafter, school districts must include at least one hour or one standard class period of evidence-based instruction for students in grades 6-12 on suicide awareness and prevention, violence prevention and social inclusion.
Addressing these topics with secondary students helps foster positive relationships among students and strengthen their ability to navigate some of life's greatest challenges. Lessons are age-appropriate and designed to engage students in meaningful discussions and activities to support their overall well-being. The district has approved the use of Sandy Hook Promise materials to meet this requirement.
Upon written request of the student’s parent or guardian, a student shall be excused from taking instruction on suicide awareness and prevention, violence prevention and social inclusion. Your child’s principal will be making the opt-out form available to families soon.