Texas - Staff wellness program: Program requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends wellness program for school staff.

Texas Education Code Sec. 28.004. LOCAL SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL AND HEALTH EDUCATION INSTRUCTION.

(c) The local school health advisory council’s duties include recommending:

  • (1) the number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education;
  • (2) policies, procedures, strategies, and curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and mental health concerns through coordination of:
    • (A) health education;
    • (B) physical education and physical activity;
    • (C) nutrition services;
    • (D) parental involvement;
    • (E) instruction to prevent the use of e-cigarettes, as defined by Section 161.081, Health and Safety Code, and tobacco;
    • (F) school health services;
    • (G) counseling and guidance services;
    • (H) a safe and healthy school environment; and
    • (I) school employee wellness;
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