Oklahoma - Wellness/WSCC Council (school level): Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law requires creation of health or wellness council at the school-level.

Oklahoma Administrative Codes 210:35-3-110 Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee

(1) Representatives of the State Department of Education shall monitor each district annually to ensure that a Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee has been established at each public school, and that such committee has met and made recommendations to the school principal regarding the following:

  • (A) Health education
  • (B) Physical education and physical activity
  • (C) Nutrition and health services
    (2) The Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee, composed of teachers, administrators, parents of students, health care professionals, and business community representatives, may operate as a separate entity or be combined with the school's Safe School Committee, established pursuant to 70 O.S. § 24-100.5.
    (3) It should be determined that each school principal has given consideration to recommendations of the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee.

2017 Oklahoma Statutes 70-24-100a Healthy and Fit Kids Act of 2004 - Short title

B. Beginning September 1, 2004, each public school shall establish a Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee, to be composed of at least six members. The Advisory Committee may be composed of teachers, administrators, parents of students, health care professionals and business community representatives. A public school may combine the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee with its Safe School Committee, established pursuant to Section 24-100.5 of this title.

C. Each Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee shall study and make recommendations to the school principal regarding:

    1. Health education;
    1. Physical education and physical activity; and
    1. Nutrition and health services.

D. The principal shall give consideration to recommendations of the committee.

E. The State Board of Education shall adopt rules for monitoring compliance with this section and is authorized to report a school as deficient on the accreditation report for noncompliance with the provisions of this section.
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