Today, Ohio House Bill 256 was introduced. It will establish state standards for health education. State education standards provide a definition of quality for local schools. By establishing a minimum level of education, Ohio can be confident that all students are receiving basic information, while still giving schools options for greater achievement. Health Education standards still provide local control over content areas.
The legislation is being championed by Representatives Sykes and Wachtmann. It is also co-sponsored by 25 other House members!
Help us keep the momentum going! Respond to our current action alert to urge continued support of HB 256 and quick committee action.
To learn more about state health education standards or to learn additional ways to support this important issue, visit the Set The Standards Coalition website.