Support for Montana bills prohibiting student relationships with employees

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen joined lawmakers at the state capitol Friday, in support of a bill saying students cannot give consent for sexual relationships with school employees.

Senate Bill 132 is sponsored by Republican Sen. Keith Regier of Kalispell. It would prohibit any elementary or secondary school student from giving consent to a school employee, contractor or volunteer.

“This is common sense – that students are a protected class and that school officials are in a position of trust over them,” said Arntzen.


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