Mississippi - Wellness/WSCC Council (district level): Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires creation of health or wellness council at the district-level.

Mississippi Code. § 37-11-71 Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act; legislative findings and declarations; self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication; policy regarding administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by authorized school personnel; school district requirements relating to children with asthma

(11) The State Department of Education shall require each public school district to take the following actions relating to the management of asthma in the school setting:

  • (g) Require local school health councils to adopt and support the implementation of a local school wellness policy that includes minimizing children's exposure to dust, gases, fumes and other pollutants that can aggravate asthma in the school setting.

Mississippi Code. § 37-11-71 Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act; legislative findings and declarations; self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication; policy regarding administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by authorized school personnel; school district requirements relating to children with asthma

(11) The State Department of Education shall require each public school district to take the following actions relating to the management of asthma in the school setting:

  • (f) Require local school health councils to conduct a school health needs assessment that addresses and supports the implementation of the following: healthy school environment, physical activity, staff wellness, counseling/psychological services, nutrition services, family/community involvement, health education and health services. The results of the assessment must be used in the development of long-range maintenance plans that include specific indoor air quality components for each school building.

Mississippi Code. § 37-13-134. Legislative recommendations and intent; guidelines; physical activity coordinator; qualifications; duties; study

(9) (a) The local school board of each school district shall establish a local school health council for each school which shall ensure that local community values are reflected in the local school's wellness plan to address school health. Such councils shall be established no later than November 1, 2006.

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