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Guideline 9

Teacher helping two adult studentsEmploy qualified persons, and provide professional development opportunities for physical education, health education, nutrition services, and health, mental health, and social services staff members, as well as staff members who supervise recess, cafeteria time, and out-of-school-time programs.

Providing certified and qualified staff with regular professional development opportunities enables them to improve current skills and acquire new ones.


  • Require the hiring of physical education teachers, health education teachers, and nutrition services staff members who are certified and appropriately prepared to deliver quality instruction, programs, and practices
  • Provide school staff with annual professional development opportunities to deliver quality physical education, health education, and nutrition services
  • Provide annual professional development opportunities for school health, mental health, and social services staff members, and staff members who lead or supervise out-of-school time programs, recess, and cafeteria time


  1. National Staff Development Council
  2. RMC Health
  3. Education Development Center



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