Other Legislative Item

House Bill 288

Strengthen child abuse prevention efforts in schools 


HB 288 would, among other things, ensure public and certified nonpublic schools complete initial background checks and obtain reference checks of potential employees from previous employers, require applicants to disclose if they have been the subject of investigation, allegation, disciplinary actions, resignation, or termination regarding sexual misconduct in the past year, and require training for educators on appropriate communications, sexual misconduct, and grooming.


HB 288 is sponsored by Representative James Tipton. It has passed the Kentucky House and the Senate Education Committee.

Read Kotomi Yokokura’s testimony on HB 288 presented to the House Education Committee.

Passed Senate Committee

HB 288 is a Face It policy priority.