Rhode Island - Wellness/WSCC Council (district level): Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

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

State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-2-9. General powers and duties of school committees.

(a) The entire care, control, and management of all public school interests of the several cities and towns shall be vested in the school committees of the several cities and towns. School committees shall have, in addition to those enumerated in this title, the following powers and duties:

  • (25) To establish a subcommittee of the school board or committee to decrease obesity and address school health and wellness policies for students and employees consistent with § 16-21-28.

State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-21-28. Health and wellness subcommittee.

(a) The school committee of each school district shall establish a district-wide coordinated school health and wellness subcommittee chaired by a member of the full school committee. The subcommittee will make recommendations regarding the district's health education curriculum and instruction, physical education curriculum and instruction, and nutrition and physical activity policies to decrease obesity and enhance the health and well being of students and employees.


Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs

Section 2.0 General Requirements

2.10 The school subcommittee of each school district shall establish a district-wide coordinated school health and wellness subcommittee chaired by a member of the full school committee. The subcommittee will make recommendations regarding the district's health education curriculum and instruction, physical education curriculum and instruction, and nutrition and physical activity policies to decrease obesity and enhance the health and well being of students and employees.

[Inactive as of July 2018.]
Source: Rhode Island Secretary of State

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