Bill requiring CPR training in middle school headed to Gov. Walker’s desk
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A new bill heading to Governor Scott Walker’s desk could potentially have a life-saving impact.
The State Senate approved a bill requiring schools in Wisconsin to provide CPR training in every middle school and high school health course.
The classes would also have to provide defibrillator training to students.
Some school officials say the training for students is worth it, especially at a younger age.
“A lot of it amounts to your confidence. Somebody is in trouble, who is going to step up and say ‘I know what to do to help you.’ That’s what we want out of our kids. We want our kids to be confident in knowing the steps in order to take in order to help somebody in need,” said Longfellow Middle School Assoc. Principal Jon Baudek.
A report from the American Heart Association shows 26 states require CPR training to graduate.