SB89

Education; creating the Health Education Act; requiring health education to be taught in public schools. Effective date. Emergency.

Authored by Senator Haste

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What is it?

Summary of substituted text:

The CS for SB 89 creates the Health Education Act. The measure directs the State Department of Education to develop a micro-credential for teachers teaching health education and professional development programs no later than the 2022-2023 school year. It directs school districts by the 2023-2024 school year to provide instruction addressing all health education subject matter standards adopted by the State Board of Education. It allows health education to be integrated into one or more existing subjects. The measure requires teachers assigned to teach health education as a stand-alone course to be certified in physical and health education. The measure also directs the State Textbook Committee to include a review of health and physical education instructional materials as part of its textbook review and adoption cycle. The bill creates the Health Education Revolving Fund to carry out the act and directs the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee within schools to study and make recommendations regarding implementation of the Health Education Act.

(Summary prepared by the Legislature)

Summary of original text:

SB 89 creates the Health Education Act. The measure directs the State Department of Education to develop a micro-credential for teachers teaching health education and professional development programs no later than the 2022-2023 school year. It directs school districts by the 2023-2024 school year to provide instruction addressing all health education subject matter standards adopted by the State Board of Education at least once in the grade spans of pre- kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade and ninth through twelfth grade. It directs subject matter standards for health and physical education to include physical, emotional, social and intellectual health. It allows health education to be integrated into one or more existing subjects. The measure requires teachers assigned to teach health education as a stand-alone course to be certified in physical and health education. The measure also directs the State Textbook Committee to include a review of health and physical education instructional materials as part of its textbook review and adoption cycle. The bill creates the Health Education Revolving Fund to carry out the act and directs the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee within schools to study and make recommendations regarding implementation of the Health Education Act.

(Summary prepared by the Legislature)