The district's health education curriculum is designed to accomplish three basic aims:
1. to develop wholesome health skills and practices;
2. to encourage sound attitudes towards good health; and
3. to acquire up-to-date and scientific health knowledge.
In recognition of the religious tenets of certain families, the Board of Education, subject to the regulations of the State Board of Regents, shall excuse a student from required study of Health and Hygiene if such study is found to conflict with the religion of his/her parents.
Such conflict must be certified by a proper representative of his/her religion.
Ref: Education Law §§804; 804-a
8 NYCRR §§135.3; 135.6
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: September 17, 2002