Louisiana - Dating Violence Policy: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to adopt dating violence policies.

Louisiana Administrative Code 28 CXV 1129 Dating Violence

A. At the beginning of each school year, each LEA shall provide all school employees having contact with students in grades 7 through 12 instruction relative to:

    1. the definition of dating violence;
    1. dating violence warning signs; and
    1. how to properly address suspected or reported dating violence involving students including but not limited to counseling and notification of law enforcement.

B. Each LEA shall also provide information relative to dating violence to the parents of students in grades 7 through 12.

C. In the spring of each school year, each local superintendent or CEO shall make an oral report at a meeting of the local governing authority that shall include

    1. the compliance of each school with the requirements of this section;
    1. aggregate data relative to dating violence; and
    1. any recommendations for reducing data violence among students.

Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:81 General powers of local public schools

T. (3) The governing authority of each public school enrolling students in grades seven through twelve shall:

  • (a) At the beginning of each school year, provide instruction to all school employees having contact with students in such grades relative to the definition of dating violence, dating violence warning signs, and how to properly address suspected or reported dating violence involving students, including but not limited to counseling and notification of law enforcement, and provide information relative to dating violence to the parents of students in such grades.
  • (b) Include in student codes of conduct the definition of dating violence, dating violence warning signs, and instructions for reporting or seeking help relative to dating violence.
  • (c) Collect data relative to the number of incidents of dating violence reported to school employees and the actions taken by school employees to assist victims of dating violence.
    Source: Louisiana State Legislature
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