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Del Norte County & USD |  BP  6142.8  Instruction

Comprehensive Health Education   

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The Governing Board believes that health education should foster the knowledge, skills and behaviors that students need in order to lead healthy, productive lives. The district's health education program shall teach personal responsibility for one's own lifelong health, respect for and promotion of the health of others, the process of growth and development, and informed use of health-related information, products and services.

The district shall provide a planned, sequential health education curriculum for students in grades K-12 that is research based and age appropriate. The content of health instruction shall be offered in accordance with law, Board policy, administrative regulation and state curriculum frameworks.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

The Board intends for health education to be part of a comprehensive district program to promote the health and well-being of students and staff. Instruction in health-related topics shall be supported by physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment.

(cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools)

(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

(cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

(cf. 4020 - Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace)

(cf. 4119.43/4219.23/4319.23 - Universal Precautions)

(cf. 5141.23 - Infectious Disease Prevention)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)

(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

233.5 Duty concerning instruction of students

8850.5 Family relationships and parenting education

35183.5 Sun protection

49413 First aid training

49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition, Health and Achievement Act of 2001

49490-49493 School breakfast and lunch programs

49500-49505 School meals

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

51203 Instruction on alcohol, narcotics and dangerous drugs

51210 Areas of study

51220.5 Parenting skills; areas of instruction

51260-51269 Drug education

51265 Gang violence and drug and alcohol abuse prevention inservice

51513 Personal beliefs

51890-51891 Comprehensive health education programs

51913 District health education plan

51920 Inservice training, health education

51930-51939 Comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention education

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

11800-11801 District health education plan

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Healthy Food Policy Resource Guide, 2003

CDE PUBLICATIONS

Health Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003

CDHS PUBLICATIONS

Jump Start Teens, 1997

Playing the Policy Game, 1999

School Idea and Resource Mini Kit, 2000

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

CDHS, School Health Connections: http://www.mch.dhs.ca.gov/programs/shc/shc.htm

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition): http://www.californiaprojectlean.org

California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

National Hearing Conservation Association: http://www.hearingconservation.org

Policy DEL NORTE COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 27, 2004 Crescent City, California