Louisiana - WSCC framework: WSCC

Area: 
WSCC
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law addresses Coordinated School Health, but not WSCC.

Louisiana Administrative Code Title 28 Part LIX §107. Need and Context for Reform

E. Looking Forward

    1. In collaboration with health and education partners (Association for the Advancement of Health Education of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, American School Health Association, American Public Health Association, and American Cancer Society), the CDC assists in providing states with information and skills needed to avoid such risk behaviors. The eight components of a coordinated school health program systemically address these risk behaviors and the development of healthy lifestyles. They include:
      • a. health education;
      • b. physical education;
      • c. health services;
      • d. nutrition services;
      • e. counseling, psychological, and social services;
      • f. healthy school environment;
      • g. health promotion for staff; and
      • h. family and community involvement.
    1. Coordinated school health programs offer the opportunity to provide the services and knowledge necessary to enable children to be productive learners and to develop skills to make health decisions for the rest of their lives.

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:17.6. Targeted coordinated school health program

(1) The state Department of Education, subject to rules and regulations developed, adopted, and promulgated by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act and in consultation with the state Department of Health, shall establish and administer a targeted coordinated school health program, referred to in this Section as the “program”.

(2) The program shall be established for the purpose of reducing childhood obesity and shall bring together school administrators, teachers, other school employees, students, families, and community members to assess health needs, set priorities, and plan, implement, and evaluate school health activities directed toward this purpose.

(3) The program may be implemented by the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school.

(4) Program components shall include but need not be limited to the following:

  • (a) Health education.
  • (b) Physical education.
  • (c) Health services.
  • (d) Nutrition services.
  • (e) Counseling, psychological, and social services.
  • (f) A healthy and safe school environment.
  • (g) Health promotion for school employees.
  • (h) Family and community involvement.
    <a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/home.aspx”>Source: Louisiana State Legislature

Louisiana Revised Statutes §17:17.6. Targeted coordinated school health program

(1) The state Department of Education, subject to rules and regulations developed, adopted, and promulgated by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act and in consultation with the state Department of Health, shall establish and administer a targeted coordinated school health program, referred to in this Section as the “program”.

(2) The program shall be established for the purpose of reducing childhood obesity and shall bring together school administrators, teachers, other school employees, students, families, and community members to assess health needs, set priorities, and plan, implement, and evaluate school health activities directed toward this purpose.

(3) The program may be implemented by the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school.

(4) Program components shall include but need not be limited to the following:

  • (a) Health education.
  • (b) Physical education.
  • (c) Health services.
  • (d) Nutrition services.
  • (e) Counseling, psychological, and social services.
  • (f) A healthy and safe school environment.
  • (g) Health promotion for school employees.
  • (h) Family and community involvement.
    <a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/home.aspx”>Source: Louisiana State Legislature
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