Teaching of nutrition education is supported by District Policy #19-24SP1, which requires use of district adopted materials, skills based content focused, and professional development Health Education mandates.
- Elementary School: 20 lessons / grade level / year
- Middle School: 30 hours / grade level /year
- High School: One semester graduation requirement
Physical Education is mandated by District and State Education Codes as follows:
- Elementary School: 200 minutes / 10 days (K-5)
- Middle School: 400 minutes / 10 days (6 -8)
- High School: 2 years of 400 minutes / 10 days
Full Wellness Policy
In April 2015, the Board of Education approved an updated wellness policy that was developed through a collaborative community process.
Wellness Policy (P5167) (pdf) meets all the provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), and provides all schools with a framework to actively promote the health and wellness of students, staff and families; it includes guidelines related to nutrition, nutrition education, food and beverage marketing, physical education physical activity, and staff wellness. The Wellness Policy is meant to inspire and empower a shift in culture that will increase healthy eating and physical activity among our students by creating environments that encourage and support healthy choices.
Each school is encouraged to establish a School Wellness Committee to help implement and evaluate adherence to the Policy and to create a ‘school wellness report card’ to detail progress.