2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1210.160. Abuse-prevention instructional programs.

A. All public schools may establish an abuse-prevention instructional program for students, consistent with this section. The content of instruction shall be at the discretion of the school board; provided, that the instructional program shall:

1. Provide developmental and age-appropriate curriculum to teach children risk-reduction strategies including, but not limited to:

a.how to identify dangerous situations,

b.personal boundary violations,

c.how to refuse approaches and invitations,

d.how to summon help, and

e.what to do if abuse occurs;

2. Be offered annually to reinforce and build on skills learned the previous year;

3. Involve students as active learning participants;

4. Have the capacity to be delivered by a wide range of personnel including teachers, school counselors, prevention agency educators, and other professionals;

5. Include evidence-informed curriculum;

6. Include an evaluation component that utilizes a pre- and post-program surveys or testing of the students to measure the acquisition of the lessons taught;

7. Provide instruction that is culturally sensitive and adaptable; and

8. Encourage parental involvement within the abuse prevention program to include, but not be limited to, information on child abuse prevention, risk-reduction techniques, abuse reporting, and support service availability.

B. Pursuant to the Parents' Bill of Rights, Section 2001 et seq. of Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes, no student shall be required to participate in an abuse-prevention instructional program. Failure to participate shall not, by itself, be grounds for a referral to the Department of Human Services pursuant to Section 1-2-101 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Added by Laws 2015, c. 246, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.

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