Welcome to the Healthy Schools webpage! Our Vision is "Florida's Children: Healthy, Fit and Ready to Learn." Healthy Schools encompasses two curriculum content areas: Health Education and Physical Education and the following projects; Statewide Online Tobacco Prevention Teacher Training, Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Florida Youth Survey.
Health Education State Board Rule Information
In November 2020, the State Board of Education updated the Required Instruction Rule (6A-1.094124) to include the three rules related to health education. The new reporting procedure includes a requirement to use the online Florida Required Instruction Reporting Portal available at https://flrequiredinstruction.org. By December 1, 2020, district plans for the three health topics of 1) mental and emotional health, 2) substance use and abuse and 3) child trafficking prevention must be submitted using the portal. Use of the portal does not affect the content districts are required to submit, only the method. Plans are still required to be posted on district webpages, but the requirement to submit to the department via email has been removed and replaced by the portal. The memorandum regarding this update sent from Chancellor Jacob Oliva on November 20, 2020 is linked here.
Eight Components of Coordinated School Health
The CSH approach consists of eight major components:
- Health Education
- Physical Education
- Health Services
- Nutrition Services and Education
- Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
- Healthy School Environment
- Health Promotion for Staff
- Parent and Community Involvement
By definition all Coordinated School Health components work together to improve the lives of students and their families. Although these components are listed separately, it is their continuous merging that allows CSH to have significant impact.
Staff Contact Information
Director, Office of Healthy Schools
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 444
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Dr. Tamara Gibson-Alonso
Health Education Coordinator