School & After-School Care (K-12)

2019 Legislative Session bills that are relevant to K-12 school & after-school care research taking place at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living can be viewed below.

School & After-School Care (K-12)

Bill # Author Status Brief Description Past Bills (2017)
HB 76 State Rep. Dan Huberty

Filed - 11/12/18

A student must have an electrocardiogram or an echocardiogram as part of the physical examination prerequisite for competition in UIL sports.
HB 128 State Rep. Gina Hinojosa

Filed - 11/12/18

School districts must offer to provide parents with a copy of their child's physical fitness assessment results before the end of the school year.
HB 340 State Rep. Philip Cortez

Filed - 11/13/18

Pre-K to G2 must have a daily recess of at least 30 minutes.
HB 455 State Rep. Alma A. Allen

Filed - 12/04/18

Referred to Education - 2/7/19

The agency will develop model recess policies, including guidelines for outdoor equipment/facilities. Requires ISD's to adopt a recess policy based on the model policies, in coordination with local School Health Advisory Council and approved by Boards of Trustee, to be reviewed every 5 years. Recess policies must specify number minutes per week, and the withholding of recess as discipline. Companion Bill SB 364 Builds on HB 2884 (2017), which failed to pass; was passed out of committee but did not receive a House vote.
SB 364 State Sen. Kirk Watson

Filed - 1/16/19

The agency will develop model recess policies, including guidelines for outdoor equipment/facilities. Requires ISD's to adopt a recess policy based on the model policies, in coordination with local School Health Advisory Council and approved by Boards of Trustee, to be reviewed every 5 years. Recess policies must specify number minutes per week, and the withholding of recess as discipline.Companion Bill HB 455 Builds on HB 2884 (2017), which failed to pass; was passed out of committee but did not receive a House vote.
HB 702 State Rep. Eddie Lucio III

Filed - 1/9/19

The recognition requires the provision of at least 30 minutes of MVPA for a half-day program or 60 minutes of MVPA for a full-day program; limits screen time to less than 30 minutes per day for a half-day program and 2 hours per day for a full-day program; provides healthy foods, especially fruits and vegetables; encourages both attendees and staff to eat healthy foods; provides water in preference to SSB's; provides health-based messaging to parents and guardians at least four times per year.
HB 1069 State Rep. Four Price

Filed - 1/24/19

Adds mental health to measurable district health objectives, adds oral health to CSH, highlights the need to accommodate students with mental health or substance abuse issues, enhanced staff development around mental health conditions, substance abuse, bullying, suicide prevention, and grief/trauma counseling.
HB 1012 State Rep. Dwayne Bohac

Filed - 1/23/19

Provides guidelines for SHACS: timely posting of SHAC minutes, posting SHAC recommendation on human sexuality, requires a period of public comment for any proposed changes to human sexuality curriculum.
HB 1293 State Rep. Four Price

Filed - 2/1/19

Adds grade-level-appropriate instruction on opioid addiction and methods of administering an opioid antagonist to the SHAC purview. Companion Bill SB 435
SB 435 State Sen. Jane Nelson Filed - 1/23/19 Adds grade-level-appropriate instruction on opioid addiction and methods of administering an opioid antagonist to the SHAC purview. Companion Bill HB 1293
HB 1490 State Rep. Matt Krause Filed - 2/7/19 Loosens restrictions on securing a vaccination exemption and prohibits reporting exemption requests to the legislature.
SB 427 State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Filed - 1/23/19

Referred to Education - 2/14/19

Adds nutritionist/RDs and local PH officials to the list of groups from which Boards of Trustees may appoint SHAC members.
SB 441 State Sen. Donna Campbell

Filed - 1/24/19 

Referred to Education - 2/14/19

Makes SHACs optional and at the discretion of the district Board of Trustees.

School, Child Care, and After-School Health Resources

  1. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Overview; US Department of Agriculture

  2. Nutrition Standards for CACFP Meals and Snacks; US Department of Agriculture

  3. National After-School Association, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (PDF).

  4. Guide for Recess Policy (PDF). SHAPE America (Society of Health And Physical Educators), 2016.

  5. Strategies for Supporting Recess in Elementary Schools (PDF). Bridging the Gap, 2014

  6. Cooper Institute website: About FitnessGram student fitness testing

  7. Institute of Medicine Fact Sheet: Strengthening Schools as the Heart of Health (PDF)

  8. Webinar: The Whole Child Model: Why school leaders care so much about student, staff, and teacher wellness; featuring Frisco ISD superintendent Jeremy Lyon, PhD.

  9. School Nutrition Environment and Wellness Resources; US Department of Agriculture.

  10. Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) website; National School Health Program

  11. Brighter Bites website; nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to families at school