Kent ISD coordinates Comprehensive School Health Education services for Kent, Ionia and Montcalm Counties.
Comprehensive School Health Education
Comprehensive School Health Education is part of the school curriculum for students K-12. Designed to address key components of health and prevention, the materials and lesson plans were guided by the Centers for Disease Control and aligned with national and state standards. The curriculum is part of the Michigan recommended school curriculum for students K-12. Designed to address six key components of health and prevention the materials and lesson plans were guided by the Centers for Disease Control and aligned with national and state standards. ALL NEW Michigan Model for Health teacher manuals and support materials can be provided for participating schools.
Human Sexuality is identified by the Centers for Disease Control as one of six health risk areas for our students. Both federal and state laws have been designed that provide guidance on what may be taught and how, processes for the establishment of a district-wide health advisory committee, rules for gaining district wide approval to teach the lessons selected by the Health Advisory Committee of the district, and rights of parents in determining if their child will participate in the selected lesson. To assist educators and administrators in the selection and implementation of human sexuality curriculum the Reproductive Health Institute is offered two times each school year. Participants can acquire SB-CEU’s or graduate credit.
Bully Prevention is a new state mandate requiring schools to provide instruction in identifying what characteristics define a bully, how to avoid bullying situations, and proactive management when a bullying situation occurs. The law provides a framework for educators to identify curriculum that meets the needs of the individual districts. The Michigan Model for Health offers many lessons that provide content required by this mandate.
Wellness Policies have been established through USDA and are closely linked with School Food Service. The HSAT (Healthy School Assessment Tool) is a tool kit designed to provide a series of tools that allows the school building to gather data and identify strongest needs to improve the health of students in the building.
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