Coordinated School HealthCoordinated School Health Program2909 N. Buckner Blvd.Dallas, TX 75228Phone: (972) 925-6790Fax: (972) 794-3534
Mission Statement:To coordinate, educate and support district and community efforts that will promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of students, staff and families.
Coordinated School Health (CSH) is an integrated, systematic set of planned, sequential, school-affiliated strategies, activities and services designed to advance student academic performance and promote their optimal physical, emotional, social and educational development. It is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team that is accountable to the community for program quality and effectiveness.The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is an expansion and update of the Coordinated School Health (CSH) approach. The WSCC incorporates the components of CSH and the tenets of the ASCD’s whole child approach to strengthen a unified and collaborative approach to learning and health. 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.
All Texas school districts are required by law to implement a coordinated school health program in grades K-8. Click on www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.38.htm#38.013 to review this section; in Title 2, Chapter 38, Section 38.013 of the Texas Education Code.
For additional information on CSH, see the following websites:
Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Education Agency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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