District Welness Policy
Las Cruces Public Schools has a set of policies and regulations that promote the health of students and staff. We believe that a healthy school environment helps to create healthy students who make better learners.
District wellness policy is based on the New Mexico Model of Coordinated School Health. The model is illustrated by the “yucca” plant in which healthy students are the goal (flower) and all the areas of school health plus community services and systems constitute the leaves and roots which support the healthy students.
The following policies and regulations (procedures) together comprise the district wellness policy and correspond to the eight areas of coordinated school health.
Student Nutrition Policy
Student Nutrition Regulation
Competitive Food Sales & Vending Machines Policy
Student Food Allergies Policy
Student Food Allergies Regulation
Student Meal Applications, Prices and Charges Policy
Student Meal Applications, Prices and Charges Regulation
Nutrition Education Policy
Nutrition Education Regulation
Environmental and Safety Program Policy
Environmental and Safety Program Regulation
Violent, Gang, and /or Gang-like Activities Policy
Violent, Gang, and/or Gang-like Activities Regulation
Bullying, Cyber bullying, Intimidation and Hostile or Offensive Conduct Policy
Bullying, Cyber bullying, Intimidation and Hostile or Offensive Conduct Regulation
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Policy
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Regulation
Student Health Services Policy
Student Health Services Regulation
Immunization of Students Policy
Immunization of Students Regulation
Communicable/Infections Diseases Policy
Communicable/Infections Diseases Regulation
Administering Medications to Study Policy
Administering Medications to Study Regulation
Goals for each of the eight areas of coordinated school health were developed during the 2015-16 school year and revised in the 2016-17 school year. A committee comprised of school nutrition and school health professionals, teachers including physical education and health education teachers, administrators, students, parents and community members plus a school board member, wrote and refined the goals. The goals were presented to various school groups including the LCPS District Advisory Council and the LCPS School Health Advisory Council for input. The goals for the 2016-17 school year can be viewed here:
An evaluation survey was conducted with principals in May, 2017 to determine each school’s baseline for meeting the wellness policy goals. Summary reports for elementary, middle and high schools can be viewed by clicking on links.