Health and Wellness
Health, Science or P.E. Educators, nurses or any other designated staff are urged to attend this overview of the revised AB329 California Healthy Youth Act (formerly the CA Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act) to gain an understanding of AB329's revised requirements for educators and receive information about the curricula to provide comprehensive sex education programs in 2016-17.
Training for school site teams will include an overview of diabetes, the basic signs and symptoms of hypo and hyper-glycemia, the assessment of non-emergency status and the appropriate response of the school personnel to these diabetic situations. This course satisfies annual training requirement.
Health, Science or P.E. Educators, nurses or any other designated staff are urged to attend AB329 California Healthy Youth Act (formerly the CA Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act). Different from the AB329 Overview (description above) – this seminar will focus on Body Image/Self Esteem; STI's and HIV; Bullying.
The issues around food service in a school setting needs to be addressed and understood by all school supervisory and food service employees. The MCOE is working with the Department of Health and Human Services on school kitchen permits and how the staff handles food served to our students. The attached Permit and Certified Food Manager Requirements addresses prepackaged food, food preparation and food facility code.
This law was amended to add Section 104559 which prohibits the use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on all County Office of Education, charter school, and school district property regardless as to whether they receive funding from the California Department of Education for Tobacco-Use Prevention Education grants or not. California Health and Safety Code Section 104559 also requires that all local educational agencies prominently post signs at all entrances to school property that state "Tobacco Use is Prohibited."
The Conditional Entry Decision Tool for TK/K-12 was created by the San Francisco Public Health agency and may be useful for looking at records of students who are missing doses of vaccines. It can help determine if a student is up to date or a conditional admission, how many doses are needed, and when the next dose of vaccine is due.
School and College Legal Services issued a Legal Update offering guidance on the immunization law related to special education students stating that students with individualized education programs are not exempt from the law but also have the right to receive services. The firm recommends that districts not require special education students to comply with the law. Two letters to parents were recommended.
One initial letter to be sent at the beginning of the year explaining the law, and one
monthly letter to remind parents about the law.
Marin School Nurses Organization meets monthly at MCOE to discuss current student health needs and legislation.