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Hofmeister applauds Health Education Act, impact on Oklahoma


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Carrie Burkhart
Director of Communications
(405) 521-3371, c: (405) 760-7881
carrie.burkhart@sde.ok.gov

Erin Corbin
Communications Specialist
(405) 521-3375
erin.corbin@sde.ok.gov

Annette Price
Communications Specialist
(405) 521-6647
annette.price@sde.ok.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Hofmeister applauds Health Education Act,
impact on Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 28, 2021) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today commended Gov. Kevin Stitt for signing Senate Bill 89 into law. The measure creates the Health Education Act, requiring that all PreK-12 students receive instruction on the Oklahoma Health Academic Standards beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. It also creates professional development programs to help teachers provide health education instruction.

"Given the overall discouraging health outcomes in Oklahoma, the Health Education Act will make a lasting impact on our students and the state as a whole," Hofmeister said. "Health education helps students gain knowledge and skills they need to make health-positive decisions, achieve health literacy and promote the health of others. We are grateful to the bill's authors, Sen. John Haste and Rep. Rhonda Baker, the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Stitt for ensuring this far-reaching measure is now state law."

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Last updated on April 28, 2021