Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that, in every public school maintaining any of grades kindergarten through 8, there shall be instruction, study, and discussion of effective methods for the prevention and avoidance of traffic injuries related to walking and bicycling. Provides that if a school board provides instruction on safety education under a provision in the Code, the instruction shall include pedestrian and bicycling safety.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Requires the school board of a school district that maintains any of grades kindergarten through 8 to adopt a policy on educating students on the effective methods of preventing and avoiding traffic injuries related to walking and bicycling, which education must be made available to students in grades kindergarten through 8. Provides that a school board shall review and, if necessary, update its policy at least once every 2 years. Effective July 1, 2018.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Removes a provision requiring a school board to review and, if necessary, update its policy at least once every 2 years.