|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, which must be taught by the teachers, 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 assist with the development and implementation of the local wellness policy.
The local school board of each school district shall establish a local school health council for each school, which shall ensure that community values are reflected in the local schools wellness policy to address school health.
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.