State law encourages districts to adopt dating violence policies.
Maryland Code 7-1502. Maryland Center for School Safety.
(g) The Center shall perform the following functions and duties:
- (14) Assist local school systems to identify resources and implement training for students and parents about relationship violence, identifying the signs of unhealthy relationships, and preventing relationship violence;
Maryland Code 7-411.1. Dating violence and diabetes treatment and prevention lessons in health education curriculum.
(a) In general. -- The State Board shall encourage the county boards to incorporate age-appropriate lessons on dating violence, diabetes and its treatment and prevention, oral disease prevention, and dental health promotion into the county boards' health education curriculum.
(b) Reports. -- On or before December 1, 2015, and every 5 years thereafter, the Department shall report to the Governor and, subject to § 2-1257 of the State Government Article, to the General Assembly a summary of the information reported to the State Superintendent during the COMAR certification process.