COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 125

June 11, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

A Guide for School Health Advisory Boards: Promoting Healthy Youth

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide school divisions with a revised guide for School Health Advisory Boards (SHABs). A Guide for School Health Advisory Boards: Promoting Healthy Youth is intended to assist school divisions and interested community members in continuing to meet requirements of 22.1-275.1 of the Code of Virginia for maintaining and revitalizing their school health advisory boards.

 

This guide aims to provide practical guidance in developing effective board practices and procedures for examining components of local school health programs, reviewing relevant school health policies, and making well-informed recommendations for change to specific schools, school division staff members, or the local school board.

 

It is available from the Virginia Department of Education at www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/studentsrvcs/shab.shtml. To acquire hard copies of the guide you may contact Muriel Azria-Evans, comprehensive school health specialist. Dr. Azria-Evans can be reached at (804) 225-4543 or mazria-e@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

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