Health and Wellness
High School CPR Instruction Training
Governor Brown signed into law AB 1719, a law that requires hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction, along with Automated External Defibrillator awareness in high school health classes. California is the 35th state to provide CPR training in schools. With CPR in schools, we have the opportunity to create a generation in which teens and young adults in California are trained in CPR as part of their health education and prepared to save lives, adding thousands of qualified lifesavers to our state. Marin County Office of Education will be looking at the requirements for this and the impact on existing coursework, as well as training for staff and students.
Steve Gardner, Family Life Health Education Specialist will present a workshop for 5th Grade Teachers at the Marin County Office of Education. The topics will include current biological/scientific education information, philosophy of family life education and family/cultural values.
Supporting Marin's Transgender Non-Conforming Students - January 23, 2017
This workshop, co-hosted by the Marin County Office of Education and Marin Youth Leadership Institute, will provide an opportunity for school administrators, teachers and school board members to learn about best practices and lessons learned serving Marin's transgender students. Workshop is scheduled from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
In accordance with the recent addition of an immunization component to the required financial and compliance audits of local educational agencies, California public schools will be audited under certain conditions.
- Click here for the Immunization Assessment Memo from the CA Deptartment of Public Health
- Click here to view the 2016-17 Audit Guide Booklet
Annual School Audit of Immunization Compliance - 2nd year
The 2016-2017 school year financial and compliance audits of public schools by local educational agencies will continue to include an immunization component for kindergarten and 7th grades that:
- Do not submit immunization assessment reports in the fall of 2016 or
- Have conditional admission rates above 25% reported in the fall of 2016. CDPH found that most students who were identified as "conditional entrants" were improperly classified. These students were overdue for their immunizations and should have been excluded from school until they received the shots that were due at the time of school entry.
Schools found to have improperly admitted students that do not meet immunization requirements may be subject to forfeiture of ADA payments for those children. For more information, please visit the Education Audit Appeals Panel website. For reference, a "conditional admission" student is one who does not have any exemptions and is catching up on required immunizations, or has a temporary medical exemption. The student is being admitted to school on the condition that they will catch up with required immunizations when they are due.
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.
Marin School Nurses Organization meets monthly at MCOE to discuss current student health needs and legislation.
Occasionally, the Legislature passes a law which is repealed "by its own terms" when it is enacted. Such is the case with Education Code section 49414.7, which authorized nonmedical employees to provide medical assistance to pupils who suffer from seizures due to epilepsy. Education Code section 49414.7 was passed in 2011. This statute remains in effect until January 1, 2017 unless the Legislature extends this statute.