2010 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 10 - Curriculum Generally
49-6-1003 - Safety instruction Bicycle safety curriculum.

49-6-1003. Safety instruction Bicycle safety curriculum.

(a)  Whenever any state funds are used in any of the public schools of the state, it is the duty of the principal of the school or schools, including all subprincipals and teachers, to instruct pupils in the art of safety against injury on the public thoroughfares, highways and streets of the state and other places where the students may come in contact with, or be in danger of, bodily injury, for at least fifteen (15) minutes in each week during the time the school is in session.

(b)  It is the duty of the school board, school commissioners or other persons who have power to regulate and control the schools to make rules and regulations with reference to the teaching of the art of safety to the pupils of the schools as they deem wise and prudent from time to time, and transmit the rules and regulations to the principals or teachers in charge of the schools, so that the teaching of the art of safety on the public thoroughfares, highways and other places may be taught and carried out according to the rules and regulations.

(c)  The department of education is urged to pilot the development of a bicycle safety curriculum for distribution to LEAs, which may include it in the safety instruction otherwise required by this section.

[Acts 1933, ch. 61, §§ 1, 2; C. Supp. 1950, §§ 2423.1, 2423.2; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), §§ 49-1916, 49-1917; Acts 1994, ch. 799, § 1.]  

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