All common schools shall give instruction in reading, handwriting, orthography, written and mental arithmetic, geography, the history of the United States, English grammar, physiology and hygiene with special reference to the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the human system, science with special reference to the environment, and such other studies as may be prescribed by rule of the superintendent of public instruction. All teachers shall stress the importance of the cultivation of manners, the fundamental principles of honesty, honor, industry and economy, the minimum requisites for good health including the beneficial effect of physical exercise and methods to prevent exposure to and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, and the worth of kindness to all living creatures and the land. The prevention of child abuse may be offered as part of the curriculum in the common schools.
Findings—Purpose—Part headings not law—2006 c 263:
See notes following RCW 28A.150.230
Effective date—1988 c 206 §§ 402, 403:
See note following RCW 28A.230.070
Child abuse and neglect—
Development of primary prevention program: RCW 28A.300.160
Districts to develop programs and establish programs regarding child abuse and neglect prevention: RCW 28A.230.080