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14 DE Admin. Code 851
The Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program. The amendment is needed to clarify some language regarding the incorporation of psychomotor skills learning into the instruction, and the implementation date shall be no later than the 2015-2016 school year.
Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on August 1, 2014, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit "A". Comments were received from American Heart Association, Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens and the State Council for Persons with Disabilities. These organizations expressed similar concerns related to delaying the implementation of the psychomotor skills learning into CPR instruction until the 2015-2016 school year. They also requested an exemption for students with an Individual Education Program (IEP) due to a physical or other limitation which would prevent the student from performing CPR.
The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program in order to clarify language regarding the incorporation of psychomotor skills learning into the instruction, and the implementation date shall be no later than the 2015-2016 school year.
For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program attached hereto as Exhibit "B" is hereby amended. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program hereby amended shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.
The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program amended hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "B", and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program in the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.
The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 on October 9, 2014. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in the Delaware Register of Regulations.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 9th day of October 2014.
Department of Education
Approved this 9th day of October 2014
1.1.3 The use of the state content standards for health education for grades K to 12 to address the core concepts: tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, injury prevention and safety, nutrition and, physical activity, family life and sexuality, personal health and wellness, mental health and community and environmental health with minimum hours of instruction as follows:
1.1.3.4 In grades 9 to 12, one half (1/2) credit of comprehensive health education is required for graduation of which fifteen (15) hours of this 1/2 credit course must address drug and alcohol education. In addition, no less than two (2) hours of this 1/2 credit course shall cover include a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) awareness based on instructional program which uses the most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines, and incorporates psychomotor skills learning into the instruction, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as well as a component on the life saving and life enhancing effects of organ and tissue donation. This 1/2 credit course may be provided in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade. In each of the remaining three grades, fifteen (15) hours of drug and alcohol education must be provided for all students. CPR awareness instruction, use of an AED and organ/tissue donation awareness shall be integrated into each high school Health Education Program no later than the 2014-2015 2015-2016 school year.
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