SAVE Students Act (Safety & Violence Education)
Ohio's 133rd General Assembly enacted House Bill 123, the "Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) Students (SAVE) Act," regarding school security and youth suicide awareness education and training. The state legislation calls for a comprehensive approach to school safety involving the Ohio departments of Education, Public Safety, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Attorney General’s Office. Visit the Ohio Department of Education’s website regarding this law and its requirements.
This law requires school districts to provide:
- 1 hour of training in Social Isolation using an evidence based program for every student in grades 6-12 every year;
- 1 hour of training in Safety Training and Violence Prevention using an evidence based program for every student in grades 6-12 every year; and
- 1 hour of training in Suicide Awareness and Prevention using an evidence based program for every student in grades 6-12 every 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 the SAVE Students Act.
If you have any questions or concerns about these requirements or Lakota’s implementation of the requirements, please contact Lori Brown, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction.