Wisconsin - HE K-12 curriculum—safety and injury prevention (MS): Curricula

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State law addresses safety and injury.

Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations 115.35 Health problems education program.

(1) A critical health problems education program is established in the department. The program shall be a systematic and integrated program designed to provide appropriate learning experiences based on scientific knowledge of the human organism as it functions within its environment and designed to favorably influence the health, understanding, attitudes and practices of the individual child which will enable him or her to adapt to changing health problems of our society. The program shall be designed to educate youth with regard to critical health problems and shall include, but not be limited to, the following topics as the basis for comprehensive education curricula in all elementary and secondary schools: controlled substances, as defined in s. 961.01(4); controlled substance analogs, as defined in s. 961.01(4m); alcohol; tobacco; mental health; sexually transmitted diseases, including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; human growth and development; and related health and safety topics. Participation in the human growth and development topic of the curricula shall be entirely voluntary. The department may not require a school board to use a specific human growth and development curriculum.

Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations 118.01 Educational goals and expectations.

(2) Educational Goals.

(d) Personal development.

  1. Knowledge of the prevention of accidents and promotion of safety on the public highways, including instruction on the relationship between highway safety and the use of alcohol and controlled substances, including prescription drugs,under ch. 961.

    Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations 118.076 Lifesaving skills instruction.

(3) Beginning in the 2017-18 school year and subject to sub. (4), each school board operating any grade from 7 to 12,the operator of each charter school established under s. 118.40(2r) or (2x) that operates any grade from 7 to 12, and the governing body of each private school that operates any grade from 7 to 12 shall do all of the following:

  • (a) Provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation in any health education course offered to pupils in grades 7 to 12. The school board, operator of the charter school, or governing body of the private school shall use either of the following, and shall incorporate into the instruction the psychomotor skills necessary toperform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation:
      1. An instructional program developed by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
      1. Nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation.
  • (b) Provide instruction about automated external defibrillators to pupils enrolled in grades 7 to 12 in the school district, charter school, or private school.
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