- Report Published -
|Fire Prevention Education Programs in Public Schools|
|Department of Education|
|SJR 165 (1989)|
|DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RESPONSE TO|
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 165
The Department of Education began revising the Standards of Learning objectives for
health education in August 1989. Representatives from the Fire Marshal's Office, Fire Programs Service, and Department of Forestry served on the revision committee. The objectives related to fire prevention education were increased and strengthened for kindergarten through grade ten. The objectives will be finalized in the summer of 1990. The assessment strategies will be completed in the spring of 1991.
A memo has been sent to all division superintendents to encourage them to continue to work with outside resources in their community to assist in strengthening fire prevention education in the schools. (See attached memorandum).
The Department of Fire Programs has submitted a report which includes the number of schools using fire-related agencies to bring fire prevention education programs into the schools, the number and types of programs presented, and the number and grade level of students participating, and the names of the participating agencies. (See attached report). While this is not a complete report of school programs because many of the community resources did not document or report to the Fire Program office, a more complete report based on a survey to be conducted by the Department of Education will be submitted to the 1991 General Assembly.