Connecticut - HE K-12 curriculum—safety and injury prevention (MS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses safety and injury.

General Statues of Connecticut Sec. 10-16b. Prescribed courses of study

(a) In the public schools the program of instruction offered shall include at least the following subject matter, as taught by legally qualified teachers, the arts; career education; consumer education; health and safety, including, but not limited to, human growth and development, nutrition, first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in accordance with the provisions of section 10-16qq, disease prevention and cancer awareness, including, but not limited to, age and developmentally appropriate instruction in performing self-examinations for the purposes of screening for breast cancer and testicular cancer, community and consumer health, physical, mental and emotional health, including youth suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, safety, which shall include the safe use of social media, as defined in section 9-601, and may include the dangers of gang membership, and accident prevention; language arts, including reading, writing, grammar, speaking and spelling; mathematics; physical education; science; social studies, including, but not limited to, citizenship, economics, geography, government and history; computer programming instruction; and in addition, on at least the secondary level, one or more world languages and vocational education


General Statues of Connecticut Sec. 10-16qq. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction

(a) For the school year commencing July 1, 2016, and each school year thereafter, each local and regional board of education shall include cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction as part of the health and safety curriculum for the school district. Such instruction shall be based on guidelines for emergency cardiovascular care issued by the American Heart Association, and include, but need not be limited to, hands-on training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


General Statues of Connecticut Sec. 10-18b. Development of curriculum guides for firearm safety programs.

The State Board of Education, within available appropriations, and the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association may develop curriculum guides to aid local and regional boards of education in developing firearm safety programs for students in grades kindergarten to eight, inclusive, in the public schools. The State Board of Education shall make such curriculum guides available to local and regional boards of education.

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