Assembly Bill 1445 – Authorizes Districts To Provide Informational Materials Regarding Drowning Prevention

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Dec 06, 2023

Existing law requires the Division of Boating and Waterways, in cooperation with the Department of Education, to develop an aquatic safety program available for use at an appropriate grade level in public elementary schools at no expense to the schools.

This bill authorizes specified organizations to provide informational materials, in electronic or hardcopy form, to a public school regarding specified topics relating to drowning prevention.  These topics include the role that water safety education courses and swimming lessons play in drowning prevention and saving lives, accessing age-appropriate local water safety and swimming skills programs, and contact information of the organization to receive further water safety education information.  A school may request the organization to provide the informational materials in the three most commonly spoken languages associated with the population attending the school.

(AB 1445 adds Article 4 (commencing with Section 51140) to Chapter 1.5 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code.)

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