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Coordinated School Health
Definition
Coordinated School Health (CSH) is a systemic approach of advancing student academic performance by promoting, practicing and coordinating school health education and services for the benefit and well-being of students in establishing healthy behaviors designed to last their lifetime.
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is an expansion and update of the Coordinated School Health (CSH) approach. The WSCC model joins the components of CSH and the tenets of the whole child approach of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). The WSCC model focuses its attention on the child, emphasizes a school-wide approach, and acknowledges learning, health, and the school as being a part and reflection of the local community.
Statutes & Rules/Criteria
Statute
All Texas school districts are required by law to implement a coordinated school health program in grades K-8. Click to review this section; in Title 2, Chapter 38, Section 38.013 of the Texas Education Code.
Rules/Criteria
To find out the current criteria for development of a coordinated school health program that may be considered for implementation by the Texas Education Agency, view the Commissioner’s Rules, as published in the Texas Administrative Code.
Approved Coordinated School Health Programs
A list of the Coordinated School Health Programs that are currently approved for implementation along with vendor contact information for the programs are available on the Texas Education Agency’s website.
Technical Support & Resources
Education Service Center, Region 20
Provides information and training on how to implement a coordinated school health program in your school or district. To schedule a training, contact Mandy Tyler at 210-370-5493.
Texas Education Agency
Provides information related to public education in Texas and TEA approved CSH programs.
Square Meals: Texas Department of Agriculture
Provides access to a wide range of Texas child nutrition programs, policies and resources.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides information on how to assess, implement and evaluate CSH programs.

 

CDC Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

DSHS Coordinated School Health

Contact:
Mandy Tyler
Educational Specialist
(210) 370-5493

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