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Health Services Mission

The Health Services Department is a combination of health education and physical education. It includes a planned, sequential K-12 program that integrates information about specific health topics. The mission is to provide students with a program that is capable of enhancing the quality of life, raising the level of health, and favorably influencing the learning process.

Expected long-term program benefits include:

  • Fewer risk taking behaviors that contribute to disease, injury and death
  • Better establishment of positive behaviors that promote health
  • Better morale and productivity and less absenteeism by students
  • Fewer instances of students dropping out of school due to health related behaviors (e.g. pregnancy, alcohol and drug use)
  • Better health educated citizenry, more capable of handling future decisions regarding such issues as environmental hazards, safety and health laws thus reducing medical care costs to society
  • Increased number of students acknowledging the value of abstinence from sexual intercourse until marriage
  • Proper skill development and behaviors for experience in a minimum of three (3) lifetime activities

The major components of Health Services:

  • Safe environment
  • Physical education
  • Health education
  • Staff wellness
  • Health services
  • Mental and social health
  • Nutrition services
  • Parent involvement

The Director of Health Services:

  • Coordinates and plans with various health agencies in the community, both public and private, in the implementation of health services
  • Provides direction for instruction of the Healthful Living Curriculum, K-12, within the system and the individual schools
  • Directs the development and implementation of a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate drug abuse prevention curriculum, K-12
  • Coordinates special health education activities based on the needs of students, schools, and faculty
  • Coordinates, plans, monitors, and serves as a resource to clarify policies and procedures for school medication program
  • Serves as a liaison between the school system, parents, and community agencies, to include public speaking and consultation
  • Coordinates the activities of the School Health Advisory Council and Safe and Drug-Free Schools Advisory Council to include quarterly meetings and committee meetings
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Published by Elizabeth Thompson on November 21, 2016
        
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