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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 7-27


School Health Advisory Board

  1. Generally

    The School Board may establish a school health advisory board of 20 members with broad-based community representation including but not limited to parents, students, health professionals and educators.

  2. Objectives

    The school health advisory board shall assist the staff with development of school health policy, the evaluation of the status of school health, promotional health education, special health needs, the school environment, nutrition and overall health services. Recommendations for changes in or additions to health-related School Board policies and regulations shall be submitted to the School Board through the Superintendent.

  3. Membership

    The school health advisory board shall have 20 members appointed by the Superintendent.

  4. Term of Service

    Members shall be appointed for a two-year term of service and may be reappointed for two additional terms. Prior to each school year the proposed slate of members shall be submitted to the Superintendent for approval.

  5. Chairperson and Recording Secretary

    A school health advisory board chairperson and a recording secretary shall be appointed by the Superintendent from the board membership.

  6. Meetings

    The school health advisory board shall hold meetings at least semi-annually at a time and place to be determined by the board chairperson. Additional meetings may be called by the chairperson.

  7. Reports

    The school health advisory board shall report annually and as needed on the status and needs of student health in the School Division to any relevant school, the School Board, the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education.

  8. Recommendations

    The School Board may request that the school health advisory board recommend to the School Board procedures relating to children with acute or chronic illnesses or conditions, including, but not limited to, appropriate emergency procedures for any life-threatening conditions and designation of school personnel to implement the appropriate emergency procedures. The procedures relating to children with acute or chronic illnesses or conditions shall be developed with due consideration of the size and staffing of the schools within the jurisdiction.

Code of Virginia § 22.1-275.1, as amended. School health advisory board.

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: June 20, 2000
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014