Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) Students Act resources now available
Ohio’s 133rd General Assembly enacted the "Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) Students Act" (House Bill 123) to increase students’ emotional and physical safety. The legislation calls for a comprehensive approach to school safety through the collaboration of the Ohio departments of Education, Public Safety, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Attorney General’s Office.
A new webpage outlines the SAVE Students Act requirements, which include implementing:
- Suicide and violence prevention and social inclusion training in school health curriculum;
- Threat assessment teams and training;
- Anonymous reporting systems;
- Emergency management plans;
- A school climate and safety grant; and
- Approved evidence-based suicide and violence prevention and social inclusion programs.
Questions regarding health education and student-led prevention clubs can be sent to WholeChild@education.ohio.gov. Questions regarding threat assessment, anonymous reporting and emergency management can be sent to OhioSchoolSafetyCenter@dps.ohio.gov.