Hunter Education Courses In Public Schools
The bill requires local education providers, upon entering into an agreement with an individual or entity to provide a hunter education course (course), to require all seventh graders to complete a course offered by the local education provider. The course must satisfy the requirements of a hunter education course certified by the division of parks and wildlife (division); except that hands-on activities are not required. The course must be taught by a division-certified instructor. A parent must provide permission for a student to participate in any hands-on activities that are offered as part of the course. A local education provider must enter into an agreement with an individual or entity to provide the course prior to requiring students to participate in the course. The bill defines local education providers to mean school districts, and charter schools and boards of cooperative services that enroll students in seventh grade. The parks and wildlife commission may accept completion of a course toward meeting the requirements of a hunter education certificate.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)