Proposed Changes to Policy 2520.5 out on Public Comment

June 12, 2015

Charleston, W.Va.-- The West Virginia Board of Education voted to place Policy 2520.5, Next Generation Health Education 5-12 Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools out on a 30-day public comment period during its June meeting in Charleston. Policy 2520.5 currently defines the content standards and objectives for West Virginia school students in grades 5-12 as required by Policy 2510.

The scope of the policy requires county boards of education to provide at least thirty minutes of instruction on the proper administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the psychomotor skills necessary to perform CPR to all students prior to high school graduation. CPR techniques are included in health education content standards and objectives.

The recommended change would add an objective to assist teachers in guiding the providing of instruction in CPR. The new objective would affect High School Health Education Standards and Objectives and Next Generation Learning Skills.

Board members would like to hear back from educators, parents, students and others. The policy can be reviewed and commented on over the next 30 days by logging onto the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) website at

For more information contact the WVDE Communications Office at 304-558-2699.



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