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Federal Mandate Prohibits Passing the Trash:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [As Amended Through P.L. 114–95, Enacted December 10, 2015]


See Section 4108: Activities to Support Safe and Healthy Students

See Section 8546: Prohibition on Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse

ESSA Sec. 8546

                U.S. Department of Education reminds States of their duty to comply with ESSA Section 8546.

The S.E.S.A.M.E. Act: A Model for States to Adopt

Pennsylvania Act 168 of 2014 Ban “Pass the Trash” Legislation

This legislation adds new requirements for the hiring of all positions at school entities and independent contractors of school entities that involve direct contact with children (defined as “the possibility of care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children”). The goal of the legislation is to identify those applicants that have been the subject of allegations, investigations or finding of abuse or sexual misconduct involving a child.

Video explanation Act 168 of 2014

Facts about Act 168

States that have adopted the S.E.S.A.M.E. Act

                                Connecticut – HB 5400 of 2016

                                Nevada – AB362 of 2017

                                New Jersey – S414 of 2018

                                Maryland​   HB 486

The S.E.S.A.M.E. Act: Social Media Toolkit

Courtesy of No More Stolen Childhoods


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