Health Education

Adopted January 1968 – Reviewed and deemed relevant February 2015 – Health Commission

California State PTA is concerned for the health and well-being of all children and youth. California State PTA believes that comprehensive health education is essential for each child to develop to his fullest potential. California State PTA believes that comprehensive health education includes physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.

California State PTA also believes that the home, the school, and the community each bear some responsibility for the health of all children and youth. This shared responsibility should provide:

  • Comprehensive health education for all children and youth;
  • School curriculum and instruction related to good health and prevention of disease;
  • Children and youth with the ability to make intelligent decisions that will develop and maintain good health habits;
  • An awareness of individual, family, and community health needs; and
  • Statewide health standards, accountability and testing.

California State PTA believes that a strong, comprehensive program of health education taught by qualified personnel should be an integral part of the core school curriculum.

† PTA supports the right of a parent to be notified about any course of study regarding sex education and to review the curriculum materials to be used. PTA further supports the right of a parent/guardian to request in writing that his/her student be excused from such a course of study.

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