HB 123 Requirements
Ohio's 133rd General Assembly enacted House Bill 123, the "Safety and Violence Education Students (SAVE Students) Act,
" "Safety and Violence Education Students (SAVE Students) Act," regarding school security and youth suicide awareness education and training. The state legislation calls for a comprehensive approach to school safety involving the Ohio Department of Education, Public Safety, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Attorney General’s Office.
HB 123 requires each local, city, exempted village, and joint vocational school district to create a threat assessment team for each school building in the district serving grades six through twelve. Each team shall be multidisciplinary, when possible, and may include school administrators, mental health professionals, school resource officers, and other necessary personnel. The goal of these teams is to prevent violence and resolve conflicts that underlie threatening behavior. Each district will receive a CSTAG manual and certificate fulfilling the threat assessment requirement in HB123.
Please note, if a school building has a similarly constituted safety team, that team also may serve as the threat assessment team, provided that the team and each member comply with the requirements of this legislation.
The deadline to implement these teams is March 24, 2023.
Training & Completion Certificates
In partnership with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and other educational service centers throughout the state, the ESC of NEO and Ohio Schools Council
is offering FREE threat assessment training to assist schools in meeting the requirements of the HB123/SAVE Students Act.