N.Y. Education Law Section 804-A
Comprehensive school health education demonstration program


1.

Within the amounts appropriated, the commissioner is hereby authorized to establish a demonstration program and to distribute state funds to local school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and in certain instances community school districts, for the development, implementation, evaluation, validation, demonstration and replication of exemplary comprehensive health education programs to assist the public schools in developing curricula, training staff, and addressing local health education needs of students, parents, and staff.

2.

School districts or BOCES may contract with appropriate agencies or organizations to participate in such program. Such program shall be limited to health education at the elementary level and shall be designed on a multi-year basis. Such program shall include but not be limited to the following components:

a.

Developer grants for comprehensive school health education programs.

(i)

Such grants shall include the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive health education program including such activities as: (A) coordination of health instruction with other available programs in the school and the community related to health education; (B) provision of inservice training and materials for elementary level school teachers in comprehensive health education; (C) development and implementation of evaluation procedures to measure students’ knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes prior to and after project implementation; and (D) development and implementation of a mechanism for project maintenance and long-range programming.

(ii)

Upon successful completion of the above activities and the availability of funds, such grant recipients will assist other local educational agencies with replication.

b.

Health education regional training centers. Regional training centers for the purpose of developing materials and providing training programs to meet the needs of teachers statewide in the implementation of comprehensive school health education programs at the elementary level will be established.

c.

Statewide advocacy for comprehensive health education. Development and implementation of a statewide advocacy program to create an awareness on the part of school administrators of the need to develop strategies for implementing comprehensive school health education programs at the elementary level.

d.

Replication of validated health education programs. Grants will be awarded to local school districts or boards of cooperative educational services for the replication of nationally or state-validated exemplary health education programs.

Source: Section 804-A — Comprehensive school health education demonstration program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/804-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

801
Courses of instruction in patriotism and citizenship and in certain historic documents
801‑A
Instruction in civility, citizenship and character education
802
Instruction relating to the flag
802‑A
Instruction relating to general elections
803
Instruction in physical education and kindred subjects
803‑A
Courses of study in prevention of child abduction
803‑B
Courses of study in prevention of child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse
804
Health education regarding mental health, alcohol, drugs, tobacco abuse and the prevention and detection of certain cancers
804‑A
Comprehensive school health education demonstration program
804‑B
Education regarding child development
804‑C
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction
804‑D
Automated external defibrillator instruction
806
Courses of instruction in highway safety and traffic regulation
806‑A
Driver education
807
Fire and emergency drills
807‑A
Fire inspections
807‑B
College fire inspections
807‑C
Transmission of fire alarm to fire department
807‑D
Locating source of fires in schools
808
Instruction in fire and arson prevention
809
Instruction in the humane treatment of animals
809‑A
Instruction in the safe use of firearms and in the game laws
810
Conservation day
811
Procurement, use and possession of hypodermic syringes and needles by school personnel for educational purposes
812
Health training program for secondary school students
813
School lunch period
814
Courses of study in internet safety
815
State seal of biliteracy
816
Local library and school partnerships
817
Expanding access to advanced courses to improve educational equity
817*2
Student government
818
Evidence-based and scientifically based reading instruction

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 804-A’s source at nysenate​.gov

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