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If passed, Senate Bill 245 would change the definition of the subject requirements of the "comprehensive health education" as applied to all Vermont schools. This bill proposes to require that all public secondary schools and approved and recognized independent secondary schools provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, and that successful completion of the training would be a condition of graduation.
The Vermont Senate will soon vote on a bill designed to require additional curriculum requirements for Vermont public school high school students. Our legislative contact, Retta Dunlap, has told us that although Senate Bill 245 initially made changes to section 906 of the education code which would have affected home study students, now the bill only changes the comprehensive health education law that affects public high school students. We understand there may be some confusion about this since the change took place between the second and third reading of the bill in the Vermont Senate. We wanted to make sure that our members and friends have the latest information. Therefore we are not requesting that you take any action at this time.
01/03/2012 (Senate) Introduced and referred to the Education Committee
01/31/2012 (Senate) Favorable recommendation with amendment by the Education Committee
02/02/2012 (Senate) Second reading in the Senate
02/14/2012 (Senate) Baruth Amendment including independent schools adopted
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