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Required Instruction for Students 

Three State Board of Education rules related to required instruction in certain health education topics have recently been approved for implementation beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

Students enrolled in grades 6 through 12 will receive instruction in mental and emotional health education and students in kindergarten through grade 12 will receive instruction on child trafficking prevention and substance use and abuse health education. Each lesson is developmentally appropriate by grade level and progresses from year to year as students move to the next grade level. All instruction is in alignment with Florida State Statute 1003.42 (2)(n) and State Board of Education Rules.

Please use the links below for further information on each rule:

New Rule 6A-1.094121 F.A.C., Mental and Emotional Health Education: This new rule establishes minimum hours of required instruction related to mental and emotional health education for grades 6-12 students.

New Rule 6A-1.094122 F.A.C., Substance Use and Abuse Health Education: School districts must annually provide instruction to students in grades K-12 related to youth substance use and abuse health education.

New Rule 6A-1.094123 F.A.C., Child Trafficking Prevention Education: Age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs and instruction to students in grades K-12 related to child trafficking prevention and awareness.

Health Education Related Rule Information by Florida Department of Education

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