​FAQ on Nebraska Department of Education Proposed Health Standards:

FAQ on Nebraska Department of Education Proposed Health Standards:

Q:  What are the proposed health standards and how can I see them?

A:  The proposed standards are posted on the Health Education Standards Development Webpage: https://www.education.ne.gov/healthed/health-education-standards-development/
o   The direct link to the standards is located here: https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Nebraska-Health-Education-Standards-DRAFT-1-Public-Input-_-with-colors.pdf

 Q:  What is the process/timeline for standard adoption?

 A:  The State Board will continue to weigh public input.  They took input at their April meeting and may continue to get input in subsequent months.  The Board will take final action on the draft standards likely in the Fall of 2021.

 
Q: Who approves the health standards and other content area standards?
A:  The Nebraska State Board of Education approves content area standards.

Q:  Does the local school board have to adopt the health standards?

A: No, the local school board does not have to adopt the health standards.  The only standards  that the local school board must adopt from the Nebraska Department of Education are in the ` areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies.

Q:  What is the process/timeline for standard adoption?
A:  The State Board will continue to weigh public input.  They took input at their April meeting and may continue to get input in subsequent months.  The Board will take final action on the draft standards likely in the Fall of 2021.  

 Q:  How can the public weigh in on the proposed standards?

 A:  Comments/input on the Nebraska Health Education standards can be provided via:
o   Email: nde.standardsinput@nebraska.gov   
o   US Mail:
Nebraska Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
o   Public Input Survey: https://nde.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dI1y2pRSfXlG8R