DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO.8
March 28, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2007-2008 School Health Advisory Board Annual Report and Local Wellness Policy Status Report
The purpose of this memo is to request the completion of the annual School Health Advisory Board Report, as required by the Code of Virginia at 22.1-275.1. Each School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) is required to submit an annual report on the status and needs of student health in the school division to the local school board, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and other appropriate parties.
The annual SHAB report has been modified to include a status report on the development and implementation of the Local Wellness Policy (LWP). School divisions have been encouraged to use the local SHAB, in conjunction with nutrition advisory councils and other advisory groups, as the infrastructure to address the local wellness issue. If a committee other than the SHAB has been charged with implementation of the Local Wellness Policy, please forward that section of the report to the responsible committee for completion. The Local Wellness Policy Status Report will be forwarded to the VDOE School Nutrition Programs office.
The revised 2007-2008 School Health Advisory Board Annual Report form, including the revised Local Wellness Policy Status Report, may be downloaded from the following website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/studentsrvcs/shab.shtml
Please return this report form, via e-mail only, by July 1, 2008 to: Caroline.Fuller@doe.virginia.gov.
Questions about the SHABs or the annual report form may be directed to Caroline Fuller, comprehensive school health specialist, at (804) 225-2431 or Caroline.Fuller@doe.virgina.gov. Questions about the Local Wellness Policy and status report should be directed to Lynne Fellin, acting director, School Nutrition Programs at (804) 225-2074 or Lynne.Fellin@doe.virginia.gov.