Board Policies

Last revised: May 13, 2013

602.15

Health Education

Students will receive, as part of their health education, instruction including, but not limited to: personal health,

  • food and nutrition, environmental health, safety and survival skills, consumer health,
  • family life,
  • human growth and development,
  • substance abuse, and non-use, including the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and poisons on the human body,
  • human sexuality,
  • self-esteem,
  • stress management,
  • interpersonal relationships,
  • emotional and social health,
  • health resources,
  • prevention and control of disease, and
  • communicable diseases, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

The purpose of the health education program is to help each student protect, improve and maintain physical, emotional and social well-being.

While the areas stated above shall be included in health education, the instruction shall be adapted at each grade level to aid understanding by the students. Beginning no later than in grade seven, characteristics of communicable disease shall include information about sexually transmitted disease.

Parents who object to health education instruction in human growth and development may file a written request that the pupil be excused from the instruction. The written request shall include a proposed alternate activity or study acceptable to the superintendent or designee. The superintendent or designee shall have the final authority to determine the alternate activity or study.

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Date of Adoption

May 8, 1989

Date of Revision

January 13, 1997
March 10, 2003
April 13, 2009
May 13, 2013