A1349/S1221 establishes a funded program in the Department of Education to provide period products in public schools, free of cost.
Important Features of This Bill:
- Schools with grades 6-12 must offer free period products (pads and tampons) in 50% of their female and gender-neutral bathrooms
- The state will be responsible for any costs incurred by the school district
Aunt Flow celebrates the state of New Jersey in its efforts to combat period poverty in schools by passing A1349/S1221.
At Aunt Flow we ask, ‘If toilet paper is offered for free, why aren’t tampons and pads?® We are thrilled that New Jersey has officially joined the Menstrual Movement, ensuring access to students across the state. Aunt Flow is proud to support 750+ schools across the U.S. that stock their bathrooms with Aunt Flow’s organic cotton period products, and now, we’re ready for New Jersey.Claire Coder, Founder & CEO Aunt Flow
What New Jersey Schools Already Provide Aunt Flow?
GOOD NEWS: There are a number of New Jersey schools that have already implemented Aunt Flow, such as Hoboken Public School District, Collingswood Public Schools, Newton Public Schools and Briar Academy.
New Jersey will now be joining the more than TWENTY states that have laws or policies advancing menstrual equity in its public schools, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia and Washington.