2015 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary And Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 16 - Curriculum
Subchapter 10 - Health Education
§ 6-16-1003 - Oral health standards.

AR Code § 6-16-1003 (2015) What's This?

(a) The Department of Education shall adopt oral health standards as part of the Arkansas physical education and health curriculum framework.

(b) The Department of Education shall work with public schools to establish an educational program to inform, train, and educate students concerning the importance of achieving and maintaining good oral health.

(c) Curricula shall be designed according to objectives established by the Department of Education.

(d) The objectives shall be grade-specific and shall be incorporated into the appropriate existing health and science curricula.

(e) It is the intent of this section that the curricula shall be implemented gradually, on a basis to be determined by the Department of Education, beginning no later than the fall semester 2005 with early elementary curricula and reaching full implementation at the high school level no later than the fall semester of 2011.

(f) The Department of Education shall enlist the voluntary assistance of appropriate dental health professionals, organizations, and departments as necessary to achieve the purposes of this section.

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