Family, School, and Community Partnership promotes long-term effective partnerships between families, schools, and communities in the planning and implementation of health promotion projects and events both within the school and throughout the community.

The Family, School, and Community Partnership promotes:
  • Valuing the equality and diversity of the community as a whole;
  • Incorporating family, student, and community (individual, business, organization) involvement in the planning process;
  • Seeking and building upon community partnerships as an appreciated resource in the implementation of school programs, projects, activities and events; and
  • Actively seeking opportunities to engage students, families and staff in community-enhancing activities both within the school and throughout the community.

Goal: Promote long-term effective partnerships between families, schools and communities.

The Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey: A Tool for Effective Program Planning

The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is a survey that assesses the health risk behaviors and resiliency factors of youth. The YRRS measures changes in those behaviors and factors over time, providing comparable school district, state and national data.The New Mexico YRRS assesses both risk and resiliency factors. This combination provides data that is richer and broader, thus facilitating more effective program planning.

The YRRS is administered to New Mexico middle and high school students bi-annually, provides statewide county- and school district-level data, as well as information to help schools plan and assess programs that impact student health, and academic success.

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School Health Rules on Family, School and Community Partnership

School Health Advisory Committees (SHACs)

6.12.6 NMAC SCHOOL DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY:

  • The rule requires a local school board to establish and maintain a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).  The SHACs are responsible to meet at least two times annually and to make recommendations to the local school board in the development or revision, implementation, and evaluation of the wellness policy (Healthy Schools Report Card).  The SHAC must consists of:
    • Parent(s)
    • School food authority personnel
    • School board member(s)
    • School administrator(s)
    • School staff
    • Student(s)
    • Community member(s)
  • The school health advisory council has the responsibility to make recommendations to the local school board in the development or revision, implementation, and evaluation of the wellness policy consistent with this rule.
Limitations on Student Health Surveys
  • New Mexico does not have a policy limiting the number of student surveys; however, PED and DOH have a Memorandum of Understanding stating that the Mew Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (NMYRRS) for middle school and high school students is the primary student health survey that school should administer. The use of any other student survey is a local decision.