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Michigan Model for Health®—New Middle School Modules Released
Updating of the Michigan Model for Health® middle school program is now complete with the release of two revised and expanded modules:
1.       Safe and Sound for Life: Social and Emotional Health & Safety
2.       Stay Drug Free for a Successful Tomorrow

CPR Legislation Begins with the 2017-18 School Year
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the law requires that schools incorporate training, at a minimum, in hands-only CPR to any health curriculum offered between 7th and 12th grades. 

Model Code of Student Conduct—On August 12, 2014, the Michigan State Board of Education unanimously adopted the Model Student Code of Conduct 2014 as a tool to assist Michigan school districts in developing, updating, or revising their local code.  The Code of Conduct encourages schools to implement strategies for social and emotional learning such as Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), Michigan Model for Health® and restorative practices.

EpiPens Legislation Begins with the 2014-15 School Year
Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, all Michigan schools are required to carry a minimum of two epinephrine auto-injectors and train designed staff on how to use the devices designed to treat severe allergic reactions. See Public Act 0187 for complete legislation. 

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