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School Health Program Coordinators

Alaska

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: Statute 14.30.360 (1998) requires the establishment of a school health education specialist position funded by the department to coordinate the health and personal safety education program statewide.

Local-level: No state policy.


Alabama

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Arkansas

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Arizona

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


California

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Colorado

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Connecticut

Last Updated: 12/10/2010

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy. However, recommendations for a district and building level school health program coordinator are outlined in Guidelines for a Coordinated Approach to School Health (2008). The Position Statement on a Coordinated Approach to School Health (2009) recommends the designation of a district-level director to assist with implementing and evaluating the district’s coordinated school health approach. It also recommends that schools assign a staff member to serve as the director for the coordinated school health approach to assist with implementing and evaluating the school’s coordinated school health efforts.


Delaware

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: Administrative Code 14:851 (2005) requires the identification of a district level person to coordinate the district [K-12 Comprehensive Health Education Program] and a coordinator in each building to assure compliance at the building level.


Florida

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State Level: No state policy.

Local Level: No state policy.


Georgia

Last Updated: 8/25/2009

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: State Board of Education Rule 160-5-1-.22 (2000) requires each school system to employ at least one full-time school nutrition program director.


Hawaii

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Iowa

Last Updated: 5/6/2009

State-level: Code 80E.1 (2003) states that the drug policy coordinator, appointed by the governor, shall coordinate and monitor all statewide narcotics enforcement efforts, coordinate and monitor all state and federal substance abuse treatment grants and programs, coordinate and monitor all statewide substance abuse prevention and education programs in communities and schools, and engage in such other related activities as required by law".

Local-level: No state policy.


Idaho

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Illinois

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Indiana

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: 511 IAC 4-1.5-5 (2000) requires school corporations to provide student assistant services at the elementary and secondary levels, to be coordinated by a certified school counselor, psychologist, or master's level social worker.

511 IAC 4-1.5-8 (2000) does give responsibility of managing a student services program to an individual who holds a credential in student services or an administrator.


Kansas

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State Level: No state policy.

Local Level: No state policy.


Kentucky

Last Updated: 5/23/2013

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: 702 KAR 1:160, Section 5 (2012) requires each local superintendent to designate a school health coordinator who will work in cooperation with all school personnel, the local board of education, the Kentucky Department of Education, the local health department, family resource & youth services centers, and parents in planning, promoting, and implementing a school health services program.


Louisiana

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Massachusetts

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State Level: No state policy.

Local Level: No state policy.


Maryland

Last Updated: 6/8/2011

State Level: No state policy.

Local Level: Education Code 7-401 (2006) requires each county board to designate a school health services program coordinator. A county board may authorize the county health department to designate this person. the school health services coordinator has the following responsibilities: (1) To implement state and local health policies in the public schools, (2) ensure that schools adhere to health service guidelines, and (3) communicate state and local health policies to parents and guardians of public school students. The Department of Education must conduct at least two meetings annually with all school health service program coordinators.


Maine

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Michigan

Last Updated: 7/19/2010

State Level: No policy.

Local Level: Michigan does not require schools or districts to designate a school health program coordinator. However, Michigan School Code 380.1506 does require a certified physician or nurse to supervise the program of instruction in reproductive health.

In 2003, the State Board of Education adopted the nonbinding Policy on Coordinated School Health Programs to Support Academic Achievement and Healthy Schools that recommends each school building and district to designate a School Health Program Coordinator to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate the Coordinate School Health Program components.


Minnesota

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State Level: No policy

Local Level: No state policy.


Missouri

Last Updated: 8/28/2008

State Level: No state policy

Local Level: Revised Statute 168.171 (1963) allows school boards employing thirty or more teachers to employ a supervisor of physical education, a supervisor of health, and one or more school nurses to serve under the superintendent of schools of the district.

Revised Statute 160.660 (2000) requires each school district's safety coordinator to have thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local school violence prevention programs and resources and also requires the district to utilize the programs and resources that the board determines necessary and cost-effective for the district.


Mississippi

Last Updated: 6/26/2012

 

 

 

SB 2752 (2012) requires the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Department of Health, to establish a school health pilot program. The program shall provide grants (subject to available funding) to local school districts implementing a school health program. One of the requirements of the grants is to have a school health coordinator. Grantees will be required to annually report on their progress toward achievement of state education performance indicators and standards and requirements related to physical activity and nutrtion.

State-level
: Code 37-13-134 (2007) requires the Legislature to appropriate state funds to employ a physical activity coordinator at the State Department of Education who should, at a minimum, possess a BA in physical education, a teacher's license, & at least 7 years in teaching physical education or in physical activity promotion/fitness leadership in grades K-12. The coordinator is to assist local districts on current and effective practices and on implementation of physical education and physical activity programs.

Local-level: Code 41-79-5 (2000) requires each public school district to employ a school nurse to serve as the Health Service Coordinator.


Montana

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


North Carolina

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


North Dakota

Last Updated: 12/27/2011

State-level: Code 15.1-24-02 (no date available) allows the superintendent of public instruction to employ a chemical abuse project coordinator.

Local-level: No state policy.


Nebraska

Last Updated: 12/21/2011

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: The State Board of Education's Policy for Coordinated School Health (2010) encourages each school or district to designate a school health coordinator to assist with implementing and evaluating coordinated school health.


New Hampshire

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


New Jersey

Last Updated: 9/16/2009

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: Schools may employ a substance awareness coordinator. This requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education as well as a valid New Jersey or out-of-State standard certificate as school psychologist, school social worker, school counselor, director of school counseling services, or school nurse and evidence of graduate study in specific areas. Further requirements are outlined in State Board of Education Administrative Code N.J.A.C. 6A:9-13.2.


New Mexico

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Nevada

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


New York

Last Updated: 9/16/2009

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: Commissioner's Regulation 135.3 (2004) requires a member of the faculty at every secondary school to be designated as a school health coordinator who will insure that school courses are supportive of health education and provide cooperation with the community agencies to establish a complete school-community health program.


Ohio

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Oklahoma

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State Level: No requirement, but the State Education Agency provides a Director and a Coordinator for School Health to serve the local districts.

Local level: No state policy.


Oregon

Last Updated: 11/9/2010

State-level: No state policy. However, Oregon has a Coordinated School Health Interagency Team comprised of program staff representing the eight components of comprehensive school health and the CDC-identified risk behaviors.

Local-level: No state policy.


Pennsylvania

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State Level: No state policy.

Local Level: 028 PA Code 23.31 (1959) authorizes the administrative officer (the local district superintendent, supervising principal, or district superintendent) to arrange for the appointment of all school health personnel, plan the health program, integrate the educational phases of the school health program with the school curriculum, promote the formation of advisory school health councils, and attempt to integrate the school health program with community health programs.


Rhode Island

Last Updated: 2/13/2013

Local Level: The Rules and Regulations for School Health (2009) require each school district to develop a manual of procedures (protocols) governing health education, health services and a healthful school environment; to designate an individual(s) or committee to be accountable for the school or school district health program; and to designate a certified health educator to administer the health education program.


South Carolina

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: Code 59-10-30 (2005) requires each elementary school to designate a physical education teacher to serve as its Physical Education Activity Director. This Director must plan and coordinate opportunities for additional physical activity for students that exceed the mandated weekly amount.


South Dakota

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State Level: No state policy.

Local Level: No state policy.


Tennessee

Last Updated: 9/29/2011

State-level: Code 49-6-1022 (2006) mandates the creation of a school health coordinator position in the department of education.

Local-level: Codes 49-1-1002 and 49-6-1022 (2006) states each the LEA is authorized to implement a CSH program by the 2007-2008 school year.  As a part of this, districts are required to designate a school health program coordinator.


Texas

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Utah

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Virginia

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Vermont

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-Level: 16 VSA 133 (1978) allows the state commissioner of education to appoint a qualified person to supervise the preparation of curriculum, to promote teacher preparation, and assist in developing comprehensive health education programs.

Local-level: No state policy.


Washington

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


Wisconsin

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

School-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


West Virginia

Last Updated: 4/30/2009

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: Each county superintendent is to designate a school nutrition program director who holds an authorized endorsement according to Board Policy 4321.1 (2004).


Wyoming

Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.


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