7411 – Health Education

The comprehensive health program of the school district will focus upon the facts, principles, and concepts pertaining to healthful living.  Students' experiences in the health program will assist them in developing attitudes which will assist them in:

  1. Assuming individual responsibility for good health.
  2. Understanding the economic consequences of poor health and its effects upon society.
  3. Understanding the importance of mental and physical fitness.
  4. Understanding the process of selecting health care providers.
  5. Understanding the importance of proper nutrition and its effect on growth and maintenance of healthy body systems.
  6. Understanding mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism, and epilepsy. 

In addition, instruction shall include the physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of drug use, misuse, and abuse and the avoidance of the consumption of drugs. Special emphasis shall be place upon the commonly abused drugs of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, hallucinogenics, amphetamines, barbiturates and narcotics. Drugs shall be defined as any and all biologically active substances used in the treatment of illness or for recreation or pleasure.

Legal Reference:  79-712

Policy Adopted 3-5-84
Policy Revised: 3-2-98
Policy Reviewed 10-22-03

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