Health Education Services

Policies and Procedures

The Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards (2004) requires a ½ unit requirement of Comprehensive Health for graduation.

The 2006 Mississippi Comprehensive Health Framework serves as a guideline for Comprehensive Health teachers. The framework provides minimum content standards teachers must use in the classroom to ensure that all students will gain the information and skills necessary to make quality age-appropriate health decisions.

The Health Education teacher is required by Mississippi Code 31-13-134 to serve on the local school health council and to help develop and implement the local wellness policy.

Each school in accordance with the 2004 WIC Reauthorization Act must develop and implement a local school wellness policy. One of these commitments must be the commitment to health education.

The local school board of each school district shall establish a local school health council for each school, which ensures community values are reflected in the local school's wellness policy to address school health.

Mississippi Policies Related to Health Education

  • Health Education Mandate
  • Asthma Awareness Education
  • HIV, STD, and Pregnancy Prevention Education
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use Education
  • Requirements for Health Educators
  • Students with HIV
  • Coordinating or Advisory Council
  • Healthy Students Act of 2007
Office of Healthy Schools     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-1737     Fax: (601) 576-1417

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