Colorado - HE K-12 curriculum—ES: Curricula

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State law recommends elementary HE curriculum, or requires HE for less than all years of elementary school.

C.R.S. 22-25-106

(1) (a) Each school district and board of cooperative services may and is encouraged to establish a local comprehensive health education program.

C.R.S. 22-32-136

(5.5) On or before October 1, 2008, each school district board of education is encouraged to expand its local wellness policy adopted pursuant to subsection (5) of this section to include goals for:

  • (b) Increasing classes in health education;

C.R.S. 22-25-104

(1) There is hereby created the Colorado comprehensive health education program, which shall be a voluntary program in which school districts, boards of cooperative services, and facility schools may participate through the creation of local comprehensive health education programs, which may include coordination with local student wellness programs. Implementation of the Colorado comprehensive health education program shall be a cooperative effort among the department of education, the Colorado commission on higher education, the department of public health and environment and other health education professionals, and participating school districts and boards of cooperative services.

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