Assembly Bill 889; Ed Code Section 48985.5

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Ensuring the safety and well-being of students is our top priority at the El Dorado County Office of Education. In light of the alarming rise in tragic overdoses nationwide, we are compelled to address the issue of fentanyl and its associated dangers.

Under Assembly Bill 889, it is mandated that public schools annually disseminate information on this critical subject. Our aim in communicating with you is to raise awareness and equip you with the necessary resources to engage in meaningful conversations about fentanyl with your children. Together, we can strive to prevent future tragedies.

Below, you will find resources that may aid you and your family in navigating this topic. Should you require guidance or support on discussing this matter with your child, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to assist you every step of the way.

Thank you for your partnership in safeguarding the well-being of our students.


El Dorado County Office of Education