COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 18

April 27, 2007

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2006-2007 School Health Advisory Board Annual Report and Local Wellness Policy Status Report

 

The purpose of this memo is to request the completion of the annual School Health Advisory Board Report, as required by the Code of Virginia at 22.1-275.1. Each School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) is required to submit an annual report on the status and needs of student health in the school division to the local school board, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and other appropriate parties.

 

In addition, the annual SHAB report has been modified to include a status report on the development and implementation of the Local Wellness Policy (LWP). School divisions have been encouraged to use the local SHAB, in conjunction with nutrition advisory councils and other advisory groups, as the infrastructure to address the local wellness issue. If a committee other than the SHAB has been charged with implementation of the Local Wellness Policy, please forward that section of the report to the responsible committee for completion. The Local Wellness Policy Status Report will be forwarded to the VDOE school nutrition programs office.

 

The revised 2006-2007 School Health Advisory Board Annual Report form, including the revised Local Wellness Policy Status Report, may be downloaded from the following website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/studentsrvcs/shab.shtml

 

Please return this report form by July 1, 2007 (via e-mail or regular mail) to:

Caroline Fuller, MAT, CHES

Comprehensive School Health Specialist

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Caroline.fuller@doe.virginia.gov

 

Questions about the SHABs or the annual report form may be directed to Caroline Fuller. Questions about the Local Wellness Policy and status report should be directed to Lynne Fellin, acting director, School Nutrition Programs at (804) 225-2074 or Lynne.Fellin@doe.virginia.gov.

 

BKCJr/CF

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/adm018a.doc