Article - Education
(a) With the assistance
of the county health department, each county board shall provide:
(1) Adequate school
in health education, including the importance of physical activity
in maintaining good health; and
(3) A healthful
(b) The Department
of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene jointly
(1) Develop public
standards and guidelines for school health programs; and
(2) Offer assistance
to the county boards and county health departments in their implementation.
(c) (1) (i) Each
county board shall designate a school health services program coordinator.
(ii) A county board
may authorize the county health department to designate the school
health services program coordinator.
(2) The school
health services program coordinator shall:
(i) Implement State
and local health policies in the public schools;
(ii) Ensure that
public schools adhere to local health services guidelines; and
State and local health policies to the parents and guardians of public
(3) The county
board shall grant the school health services program coordinator the
authority to carry out the provisions of this subsection.
(4) The Department
of Education shall conduct at least two meetings annually with all
school health services program coordinators in the State.
(d) On or before
December 1, 2015, and every 5 years thereafter, the Department shall
report to the Governor and, subject to § 2–1246 of the
State Government Article, to the General Assembly a summary of the
information reported to the State Superintendent during the COMAR