Alianna's Alert Set to Go Into Effect in April
January 10, 2019
Alianna’s Alert, sponsored by state Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), has recently become Ohio law and will go into effect on April 5, 2019. The law will require schools to call parents within 120 minutes of the start of the school day if a child is marked absent and parents have not provided prior notification to the school.
“I am pleased that Governor Kasich signed Alianna’s Alert into law,” said Senator Williams. “This bill takes an important step toward ensuring that our children are safe when walking or taking public transportation to school. Alianna’s Alert will be a constant reminder that the safety of our children should be of serious concern.”
Alianna’s Alert, Senate Bill 82, was amended into House Bill 66 (Young) in an effort to get the bill passed by the end of the last legislative session.
The bill comes as a result of the tragic murder of Alianna DeFreeze on her way to school in early 2017.