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From the ECS State Policy Database
Curriculum--Family Living Education


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State Status/Date Level Summary
AZSigned into law 04/2012P-12Curriculum - Abortion
S.B. 1009
Provides that, in view of the state's strong interest in promoting childbirth and adoption over elective abortion, no school district or charter school can endorse, provide financial support, instructional program support, allow any presentation during instruc...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
H.B. 285
Encourages high schools to include a segment on prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma during a student's final year of study. Provides this segment should also suggest methods of calming crying infants, techniques for caregivers to use to calm themselves...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Money-Saving Measures
H.B. 166
Section 1: Directs the state board, by December 31, 2010, to review mandates provided for in administrative rule, to determine whether some could be waived to remove funding pressures on public schools temporarily.

Sections 2-4: Eliminates the requirement to...

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TXBecame law without governor's signature 06/2009P-12Parenting and Paternity Awareness Program
S.B. 1219
At the district's discrection, authorizes a teacher of a mandated parenting and paternity awareness program in the high school health curriculum to modify the suggested sequence and pace of the program. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/SB0...

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TXBecame law without governor's signature 06/2009P-12Parenting Curricula
H.B. 3076
Authorizes districts to use in the middle school or junior high curriculum the parenting and paternity awareness (p.a.p.a.) program that is mandated for use in the high school health curriculum (http://www.tahperd.org/HOME_PDFs/papa_overview_wcontact.pdf). Per...

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OHAdopted 05/2009P-12Family and Consumer Sciences Programs
OAC 3301-61-04
Sets criteria for family and consumer sciences programs in grades 7-12. Requires all such programs to be approved by the department of education. http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/3301/0/61/3301-61-04_PH_FF_N_RU_20090513_1242.pdf...

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TXBecame law without governor's signature 05/2007P-12Parenting and Paternity Awareness Curriculum
H.B. 2176
To address an increase in births to unmarried parents in Texas from 1995 to 2002, the office of the Attorney General created the Parenting and Paternity Awareness (P.A.P.A.) program. The program involves engaging students in discussions regarding marriage, co...

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TNEligible for GOVERNOR'S desk. 05/2007P-12Teaching Procedures re: "Safe Haven" Law
S.B. 293, H.B. 0234
This bill requires that the course of instruction in all public schools in grades 9 through 12 include instruction regarding the procedure for voluntarily surrendering an infant in Tennessee. This bill requires the state board of education to develop guideline...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Human Growth and Development Curriculum
H.F. 611
Defines "age-appropriate" and "research-based." Directs the department of education to develop age-appropriate and research-based materials for districts about the dangers of sexual exploitation by means of the Internet, including specific strategies to help s...

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VASigned into law 02/2007P-12Dating Violence & Abusive Relationship Instruction
H.B. 1916
Requires the state Board of Education to incorporate instruction on dating violence and the characteristics of abusive relationships into its curriculum guidelines for family life education. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB1916ER...

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NYSigned into law 07/2006P-12Child Development and Parental Skills
A.B. 6832
Provides for the establishment of a curriculum for instruction regarding child development and parental skills and responsibility for the welfare of pupils and the community to be available in school districts. Provides that such curriculum may include instruc...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Adoption Awareness
S.B. 111
Requires inclusion of adoption awareness in health course or another course required for high school graduation. Provides that adoption awareness is required instruction in nonpublic secondary schools in a manner that is the sole discretion of the nonpublic se...

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WISigned into law 04/2006P-12Instruction in Marriage and Parental Responsibility
A.B. 309
Provides that if a school board provides instruction in the areas of human sexuality, reproduction, family planning, AIDS, prenatal development, childbirth, adoption, available prenatal and postnatal support, and male and female responsibility, the board must ...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Adoption Awareness
H.B. 777
Requires the inclusion of the topic of adoption awareness in middle or high school courses that include material related to family life, including Family Life and Consumer Science Education courses. Defines adoption awareness.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/bill...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12Family Preservation Education Program
H.B. 1252
Encourages each school district board of directors to adopt a family preservation education program curriculum and offer a family preservation unit in high school. The board of directors may adopt the model curriculum developed by the superintendent of public...

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DERule Adoption 09/2004P-12Certification of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
14 DAC, 331, 1566, 1.0 - 3.3.12
Amends regulations relating to the requirements for a standard certificate for educational personnel. Changes are made to conform to changes in statute regarding licensure and certification of educators. Section is renumbered to reflect its movement to the Pro...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Parenting Programs
S.B. 98
Requires the Department of Correctional Education to arrange for noncustodial parent offenders committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections to be afforded the opportunity to participate in pre- and post- release parenting programs that include par...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12Comprehensive Family Life Education
H.B. 1180
Defines comprehensive family life education; directs the Commissioner of Education to take action to implement K-12 comprehensive family life education programs, contracting with local family planning services. Includes parental opt-out. http://janus.state.me...

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