Local boards may implement such programs at any time and for any grade level local boards find appropriate, and the state board shall encourage the implementation of such programs.
The policy must include a statement that dating violence will not be tolerated, reporting procedures, and guidelines to responding to incidents of dating violence and discipline procedures specific to at-school incidents.
The boards of education are required o train school staff to address dating violence.
New Mexico: HM 53 (2009): Requests that the Public Education Department and Department of Health convene a working group to study and develop recommendations regarding prevention of teen dating violence in New Mexico.
New York: (three pending bills) SB 708 and AB 4596 (“Jessica Tush Act”) would require dating violence education and dating violence policies in school districts.
SB 3079 would establish the temporary state commission on intimate partner violence (including dating violence) to study, report on and make recommendations on the prevalence, causes, effects, risks and costs of such violence.