Teens

Erin's Law (SB 401)

  • Effective July 1, 2018, Senate Bill 40, also known as Erin’s Law, requires:

    Annual age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in

    kindergarten through grades 9 (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-143).

    The provision that professional learning may include participating in or presenting at in-service training on sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-200).

    • In-service training programs on sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention for
    • professional personnel that will be providing instruction in annual age-appropriate sexual abuse
    • and assault awareness and prevention education in K through grade 9 (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-201).

    Gordon County Schools has adopted the Safer, Smarter Teens: Be the Change curriculum to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 401.  The information is delivered to 9th grade students as part of the Health & Personal Fitness course.