Required Instruction

Required Instruction

The Florida Department of Education requires certain annual reporting and planning from school districts on components of section 1003.42(2), Florida Statutes.


Comprehensive Health Education

In November 2020, the State Board of Education updated the Required Instruction Rule to include three rules related to heath education,  Rule 6A-1.094124, F.A.C. The memorandum regarding this update sent from Chancellor Jacob Oliva on November 20, 2020 is linked here.


Health Education provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy throughout their lifetime. The intent of a comprehensive health education program is to motivate students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and avoid or reduce health related risk behaviors.


Comprehensive health education addresses 14 component areas under Florida State Statute 1003.42 (2)(n) - Required Instruction


Grades K-12

·         Community health

·         Consumer health

·         Environmental health

·         Family life

·         Mental and emotional health

·         Injury prevention and safety

·         Internet safety

·         Nutrition

·         Personal health

·         Prevention and control of disease

·         Substance use and abuse

·         Prevention of child sexual abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking


Grades 6-12

·         Awareness of the benefits of sexual abstinence as the expected standard and the consequences of teenage pregnancy


Grades 7-12

·         Teen dating violence



Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized and celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15.