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603.05 Health Education

Students in grade levels one-12 will receive as part of their health education, instruction about personal health; food and nutrition; environmental health; safety and survival skills; consumer health,; family life; age appropriate and research-based human growth and development; substance use and nonuse, including the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and poisons on the human body; human sexuality; self-esteem; stress management; interpersonal relationships; emotional and social health; health resources; current crucial health issues; and prevention and control of disease, including age-appropriate and research-based information regarding sexually transmitted diseases, as well as information regarding HPV and the availability of a vaccine to prevent HPV, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome

The areas stated above are included in health education and the instruction are adapted at each grade level to aid understanding by the students.

Parents who object to health education instruction in human growth and development may file a written request that the student be excused from such instruction. The written request will include a proposed alternate health activity or study acceptable to the Superintendent/designee. The Superintendent/designee will have the final authority to determine the alternate activity or study.

health education Exemption Form

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code §§ 256.11; 279.8;
281 I.A.C. 12.5.

Cross Reference:
502 Series Student Behavior and Discipline
603 Series Instructional Arrangement
607 Series Instructional Services

Approved: July 10, 1989

Reviewed: March 11, 2009
October 20, 2014
February 17, 2020

Revised: May 18, 2009
October 20, 2014
February 17, 2020