Ohio Substitute House Bill 19 (HB 19) became effective March 29, 2010. The bill requires public schools to incorporate dating violence into their policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying. School districts also must include dating violence prevention education in the health curriculum for grades 7 through 12.
All requirements of the bill were to have been met by late September 2010. ODE provides several forms of assistance to districts in meeting the requirements. Links to the following guidelines and resources can help districts that have not yet met the requirements. ODE’s Center for P-20 Safety and Security will update this web page periodically as more information and resources become available.