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Erin's Law

Ohio’s 134th General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 288 which updated the prescribed curriculum for health education, adding requirements related to child sexual abuse prevention, dating violence prevention and sexual violence prevention. The law includes requirements for student instruction, parent and legal guardian notification and training for school personnel. Visit the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce’s website regarding this law and its requirements. 

The law requires school districts to provide:

  • Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, schools are required to provide developmentally appropriate instruction child sexual abuse prevention to students in grades kindergarten through six.
  • Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, schools are required to provide developmentally appropriate instruction in dating violence prevention education and sexual violence prevention education to students in grades seven through twelve.
  • Upon written request of the student's parent or guardian, a student shall be excused from taking instruction in child sexual abuse prevention.
  • If opted out, a student’s “opt out” status remains active through the 2023-2024 school year.


Families will receive an Erin's Law introductory letter regarding the law and its requirements. (Note: Individual school buildings will send this letter directly to parents.)

For the 2023-2024 school year, here is a breakdown of how Lakota will implement these requirements:

Questions & Opt-Out Information

Parents and guardians have the right to opt out of any or all of the activities required by this law. Please complete this form to opt out of activities required by Erin's Law.

If you have any questions or concerns about these requirements or Lakota’s implementation of the requirements, please contact Wyetta Hayden, Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services wyetta.hayden@lakotaonline.com.