Louisiana - HE K-12 curriculum—violence prevention (ES): Curricula

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State law addresses violence prevention.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:81. General powers of local public school boards

(1) The governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school shall provide age- and grade-appropriate classroom instruction to all students relative to child assault awareness and prevention. Such instruction shall be limited to education on what constitutes abuse or an assault, and how students may safely and confidentially report to a school official the circumstances surrounding any such abuse or assaults.

(2) Such instruction shall be integrated into the curriculum of an existing required course, such as health education, physical education, or another required course deemed appropriate by the school governing authority.

(3) The governing authority of each public school shall adopt rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this Subsection. Such rules and regulations shall include a requirement that each public school under its jurisdiction post on its website the number for the child protection toll-free hotline operated by the Department of Children and Family Services to receive reports of child abuse and neglect.

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