Students in grade levels one through twelve will receive, as part of their health education, instruction about 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; communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted disease and acquired immune deficiency syndrome; and current health issues. The purpose of the health education program is to help each student protect, improve, and maintain physical, emotional, and social well-being.
The instruction provided shall be adapted at each grade level to aid understanding by the students. Parents who object to health education instruction in human growth and development may file a written request that the student be excused from the instruction. The written request will include a proposed alternate activity or study acceptable to the superintendent. The superintendent will have the final authority to determine the alternate activity or study.
Approved January 11, 1999
Reviewed April 14, 2008
Revised June 10, 2015