Saturday, February 19, 2011

Update on Family Life Education Bills

SB 967 (Sen. Northam) would have required every school division to implement a family life education curriculum.  Under current law, school boards may, but are not required to, teach family life education. This bill died in the Teachers and Administrative Action subcommittee of the House Education Committee on a vote of 4 to 4.

SB 906 (Sen. Deeds) requires that those school divisions that choose to teach family life education must teach the SOLs relating to dating violence and abusive relationships at least once in middle school and twice in high school. This bill was recommended for reporting by the Teachers and Administrative Action Subcommittee on a vote of 8 to 0.