Erin's Law Information

Erin's Law Information
Posted on 02/02/2018
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Dear Parents/Guardians,


On January 24, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law extending sexual abuse education in Illinois schools. The Illinois law went into effect immediately and schools are required to implement Erin’s Law. Erin’s Law requires all schools to provide child sexual abuse prevention education annually for all students, PK-12. The law also requires educators to take part in trainings that cover sexual abuse and how to recognize warning signs.


District social workers will present information regarding Personal Body Safety to all students in grades sixth through eighth grade during the month of March.


If you do NOT want your child to participate, please go to the River Trails School District website (www.rtsd26.org). On the District website, under the Parent section, you will find the link to Erin’s Law opt out form. You can complete this form online, at home or at your child’s school office.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either the building social workers, principals or Dr. Miriam Cutler (Assistant Superintendent for Special Services) at (224)612-7304 or mcutler@rtsd26.org.



Sincerely,

Miriam Cutler, Ed.D

Assistant Superintendent for Special Services