State law addresses safety and injury.
Missouri Code of State Regulations 5 20-100 Appendix A
- Physical education is scheduled and taught to all students for a minimum of three thousand (3,000) minutes each year and comprehensive health and safety education is scheduled and taught to all students for a minimum of one thousand five hundred (1,500) minutes each year.
Missouri Code of State Regulations 5 20-200.260 Academic Standard
(G) Health/Physical Education. In health/physical education, students in Missouri public schools will acquire a solid foundation which includes knowledge of-
- Structures of, functions of, and relationships among human body systems;
- Principles and practices of physical and mental health (such as personal health habits, nutrition, stress management);
- Diseases and methods for prevention, treatment and control;
- Principles of movement and physical fitness;
- Methods used to assess health, reduce risk factors, and avoid high risk behaviors (such as violence, tobacco, alcohol and other drug use);
- Consumer health issues (such as the effects of mass media and technology on safety and health); and
- Responses to emergency situations.
Missouri Revised Statutes 167.624. Lifesaving training — CPR.
Each school board in the state, if the school district does not presently have a program as described below, may develop and implement a program to train the students and employees of the district in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving methods, as they determine best, and may consult the department of public safety, the state fire marshal’s office, the local fire protection authorities, and others as the board sees fit. The board may make completion of the program a requirement for graduation.