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SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) was named the Region 5: Health Framework Lead Agency. Region 5 consists of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.
As the lead agency, the SCCOE is working to promote collaboration among local educators to revitalize health content by including more innovative, student-centered, skill-based teaching and learning practices within a statewide system of support for health education. SCCOE will receive guidance to implement both the California Healthy Youth Act (2016) and the 2019 Health Education Framework.
To support and facilitate this regional collaboration, the SCCOE will host a workshop in May and three communities of practice for health educators during the 2020-2021 school year. The first session to be held on May 28 will focus on providing guidance in navigating the overarching framework as well as resources to provide district and school leaders with a more comprehensive understanding of the Health Framework and how to support school-level implementation.
“Local educators will have the necessary tools and state standards and ensure children are healthy. The framework will look at essential health concepts, analyzing health influences, accessing valid health information, interpersonal communication, and decision making and practicing health-enhancing behaviors amongst other areas," stated County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mary Ann Dewan.
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About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.