Washington - HE K-12 curriculum—violence prevention (HS): Curricula

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State law addresses violence prevention.

RCW 28A.300.150

(In effect at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year; amended as of 03/01/2018).

RCW 28A.300.145

(3) Every public school that offers sexual health education must assure that sexual health education complies with existing requirements in the January 2005 guidelines for sexual health information and disease prevention developed by the department of health and the superintendent of public instruction. Specifically, sexual health education must attempt to achieve the objective “take responsibility for and understand the consequences of their own behavior” and the objective “avoid exploitive or manipulative relationships.” To do this, sexual health education programs should include age-appropriate information about the legal elements of sexual [sex] offenses under chapter 9A.44 RCW where a minor is a victim and the consequences upon conviction, as well as the other information required to be included in informational materials prepared pursuant to subsection (1) of this section. Public schools that offer sexual health education are encouraged to incorporate the materials developed under subsection (1) of this section into the curriculum.

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