Erin's Law Information

Erin's Law Information

  • Safer Smarter Kids Curriculum

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    On June 4, 2015, Governor Bentley signed into effect HB 197. You may have heard of this legislation under its more common name, Erin's Law, in honor of Erin Merryn, a brave young woman who has crossed the country advocating for laws to increase awareness of sexual crimes against children. Alabama law requires age appropriate child sexual abuse prevention education for children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades in all public schools.

    During the ACS 2016-17 year and hereafter, the school counselor will be presenting two lessons to each class in 1st, 3rd and 5th grades to meet the requirements of Erin’s Law utilizing the curriculum Safer, Smarter Kids. This curriculum was created to educate and empower students with knowledge and skills to stay safe.

    For more information about the lessons being presented please visit . For more information or questions about this law, visit or contact your school counselor.