Safe and Healthy Schools

Safe and Healthy School

Physical Education
Liberty Hill ISD teaches health and fitness through physical education (PE) classes in grades K-12, as well as athletics and sports involvement in grades 7-12.   See Board Policy for details regarding district policy of physical education at grades K-5 and 6-12.

The Board has established a local school health advisory council to assist the District in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the District’s health education instruction.
For more information regarding SHAC, see Board Legal Policy or the SHAC Webpage
 
Student Fitness Assessment
Annually, Liberty Hill ISD uses FitnessGram (adopted by the Commissioner of Education at Texas Education Agency) to test each student's physical fitness in grades 3-8, as required by the Department of Education.

The FitnessGram assessment measures body composition, aerobic capacity, strength, endurance and flexibility. Students are considered to be in the “Healthy Fitness Zone” if they achieved certain levels on six tests, with performance targets tied to a student’s age and gender. The tests include activities such as a one-mile run, curl ups, push-ups, trunk lift, shoulder stretches.

For more information regarding the Fitness Assessment, see TEA Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative.

Tobacco Policies
The Board prohibits smoking or using tobacco products at a school-related or school-sanctioned activity on or off school property. Students are prohibited from possessing tobacco products at a school-related or school-sanctioned activity on or off school property. 
 
Nutrition
The District shall ensure that nutrition guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall be at least as restrictive as federal regulations and guidance and that all foods available on each campus are in accordance with the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy.
For information regarding vending machines, nutrition guidelines, free/reduced lunch applications, and menu options, see  LHISD's Child Nutrition Services site.
 
For more information regarding Safe and Healthy Schools, see Texas Education Agency Coordinated School Health external link.

Human Sexuality Curriculum and Instruction
Certified health and science teachers present the sexuality curriculum as outlined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Health Education.

The district currently uses the Scott & White Wellness and Sexual Health Program, an abstinence-plus program, at the High School, and partners with Austin LifeGuard to present an abstinence-based sexuality program at the Junior High and High School. 

Parents should contact the campus principal should they have questions or wish to preview the material for human sexuality instruction.