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Comprehensive Health

Comprehensive Health Education is required instruction per Florida Statute 1003.42. The curriculum includes components of health that are age and developmentally appropriate. Human growth and development, including puberty and sexual(reproductive) health education, are an integral part of these components.

Human Growth and Development Component 
Grade 4: Puberty
Grade 5: Puberty and an Introduction to the Reproductive System
Grade 6: Adolescent Development
Grade 7–8: Human Reproduction
Grade 9–12: Sexual Development and Reproduction, Abstinence, STIs (Including AIDS/HIV)

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH COMPONENTS

Grades K–12

  • Community Health
  • Consumer Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Family Life
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Injury Prevention and Safety
  • Internet Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Personal Health
  • Prevention and Control of Disease
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, and Human Trafficking





Grades 6–12

  • Awareness of the Benefits of Sexual Abstinence as the Expected Standard
  • Consequences of Teenage Pregnancy

Grades 7–12

  • Teen Dating Violence

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

HB 545 requires school district board to annually approve reproductive health and disease instructional materials at an open, noticed public meeting. The Comprehensive Health Resources for 2022-23 were approved by the School Board at the Oct. 25, 2022 board meeting as a separate action item. 

The resources that were approved can be found here.


Parents may review any of the materials being used for these lessons. To make an appointment to review the content or review any resources that have subscription restrictions, please contact the Instructional Services department.

OPTING OUT

Parents/guardians have the right to opt their child out of any portion of the school district’s comprehensive health education required under 1003.42(2)(n) that relates to sex education instruction in acquired immune deficiency syndrome education or any instruction regarding reproductive health. 

All schools will send a paper copy of the opt-out form home with students before the lessons are scheduled to be completed. The school will highlight the grade appropriate portion of the form and the deadline for the return of the form.


PARENTS MAY CHOOSE TO USE A DIGITAL OPT-OUT FORM BY GOING HERE:

DIGITAL OPT-OUT FORM

OR PARENTS MAY CHOOSE TO USE THE PAPER OPT-OUT FORM (PLEASE PRINT AND RETURN TO YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL): PAPER OPT-OUT FORM

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Columbia County School District

372 WEST DUVAL ST

LAKE CITY, FL 32055


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