ERIC Number: EJ725340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Reference Count: 25
Existence of the School Health Coordinator in a Frontier State
Winnail, Scott D.; Bartee, R. Todd; Kaste, Sunny
Journal of School Health, v75 n9 p329 Nov 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine whether school districts in a rural western state employed school health coordinators or at least employed individuals who possessed the skills suggested for school health coordinators. Baseline data were collected soliciting the involvement of all 48 state school districts and the state girl's school (N = 49). Thirty-seven districts responded (75.5%). Identified school health coordinators were predominantly health and physical education teachers. Most coordinators spent minimal time (less than 10% of time) each week on school health coordination activities; nearly one half identified little or no coordination of school health efforts in their school districts; few identified personal involvement in budgetary matters concerning school health; and most identified their primary teaching responsibilities as the areas where the majority of their time was spent. Data collected help create a profile of the "typical" district level-school health coordinator in this frontier state and can assist in the development of future efforts aimed at school health coordination through the work of district-level school health coordinators.
Descriptors: Health Programs, Coordinators, School Health Services, School Districts, Physical Education Teachers, Rural Schools
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Identifiers - Location: United States