2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:35-4.23a - Dating violence education incorporated into health education curriculum.

18A:35-4.23a Dating violence education incorporated into health education curriculum.

6. a. Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, each school district shall incorporate dating violence education that is age appropriate into the health education curriculum as part of the district's implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education for students in grades 7 through 12.

b. The dating violence education shall include, but not be limited to, information on the definition of dating violence, recognizing dating violence warning signs, and the characteristics of healthy relationships.

c. To assist school districts in developing a dating violence education program, the Department of Education shall recommend educational resources on dating violence.

d. Upon written request to the school principal, a parent or legal guardian of a student less than 18 years of age, shall be permitted within a reasonable period of time after the request is made, to examine the dating violence education program instruction materials developed by the school district.

e. As used in this section:

"Dating partner" means any person involved in an intimate association with another individual that is primarily characterized by the expectation of affectionate involvement, whether casual, serious, or long-term.

"Dating violence" means a pattern of behavior where one person threatens to use, or actually uses physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse to control a dating partner.

L.2011, c.64, s.6.

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