Public schools must teach CPR

Connecticut public schools schools are now required to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training as part of their health and safety curriculums, thanks to Public Act 15-94.

The act was passed by lawmakers last year and went into effect July 1.

CPR training will be based on the American Heart Association’s guidelines for emergency cardiovascular care, according to the act, which allows school boards to accept gifts, grants and donations to help cover the cost of equipment and materials needed for the CPR instruction.

The act also requires schools to teach students how to safely use social media and provide them with computer programming instruction.

Click here to read Public Act 15-94.