AN ACT TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH INFORMATION AND RESOURCES ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, INCLUDING SEXUAL ABUSE.
Enacts GS 115C-12(47) to direct the State Board of Education, upon recommendation of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to adopt a policy to be implemented by local boards to provide information on child abuse and neglect to students in grades six through twelve. Requires the information to be provided in a document at the beginning of each school year and a display posted in high-traffic areas throughout each school. Details the information the document and display must contain, including likely warning signs, appropriate telephone number to report abuse and neglect, a statement regarding the confidence of reporting, and available resources.
Amends GS 115C-218.75 (regarding charter schools) and GS 115C-238.66 (regarding regional schools) to require charter schools and regional schools to implement the policy addressing student awareness of child abuse and neglect adopted by the State Board under GS 115C-12(47), as enacted.
Applies beginning with the 2019-20 school year.