Maryland - Wellness policy: Federal Requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends that school districts adopt local wellness policies.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-409 Physical Education program
(c) Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan. -- Each local school system may develop and implement an annual Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan to be used to:

  • (1) Establish baseline student data for the health-related components of physical fitness
  • (2) Assist students with the development of personal physical fitness plans;
  • (3) Encourage appropriate interventions for students identified as having unhealthy levels of physical fitness;
  • (4) Identify effective practices for improvement of student health-related physical fitness; and
  • (5) Encourage partnerships with health agencies to address student health-related issues in the State.

(d) Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan -- Duties of Department. The Department shall:

  • (1) Develop a procedure to monitor and measure the implementation of a local school system's Wellness PolicyImplementation and Monitoring Plan;
  • (2) Provide feedback and technical assistance to each local school system that implements a Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan;
  • (3) Identify and distribute to each local school system effective wellness policy practices for physical activity and physical education; and
  • (4) Provide staff support to each local school system that implements a Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-409 Physical Education program
(c) Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan. -- Each local school system may develop and implement an annual Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan to be used to:

  • (1) Establish baseline student data for the health-related components of physical fitness
  • (2) Assist students with the development of personal physical fitness plans;
  • (3) Encourage appropriate interventions for students identified as having unhealthy levels of physical fitness;
  • (4) Identify effective practices for improvement of student health-related physical fitness; and
  • (5) Encourage partnerships with health agencies to address student health-related issues in the State.

(d) Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan -- Duties of Department. The Department shall:

  • (1) Develop a procedure to monitor and measure the implementation of a local school system's Wellness PolicyImplementation and Monitoring Plan;
  • (2) Provide feedback and technical assistance to each local school system that implements a Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan;
  • (3) Identify and distribute to each local school system effective wellness policy practices for physical activity and physical education; and
  • (4) Provide staff support to each local school system that implements a Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plan.
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