Revision of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Framework (CHF)
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) is currently in the process of reviewing and revising the 1999 Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Framework .
The revised CHF will include standards for health, physical education, and social-emotional learning competencies.
|Planning and Initial Outreach||June – October 2018|
|Revision Panel Recruitment||June – November 2018|
|Revision Panel Meetings (All meetings were held 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Approximately 45 individuals including administrators, health and PE educators, nurses, community-based providers, and public health contributed input and feedback on revisions.
- December 17, 2018
- January 9, 2019
- March 6, 2019
- April 5, 2019
- May 7, 2019
- June 11, 2019
|Update Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)||June 2019|
|Targeted Outreach to Additional Content Experts and Key Stakeholders||Ongoing|
|Resent Draft to BESE to discuss and vote on release for Public Comment |
Public Comment Period
Present Final Draft to BESE to discuss and vote on approval of Revised Framework
|Details will be posted once confirmed.
CHF Revision Panel
During the fall 2018, the Department began recruiting the revision panel. Information was posted to the Department's webpage, shared via the Weekly Update sent to all school administrators and many others, and emailed to several hundred individuals. In addition, the Department sought help from various associations and organizations to share the panel application with their networks. The Department received 85 applications and selected nearly 50 panelists who bring significant knowledge and expertise in the many areas of comprehensive health programming (e.g., physical education, nutrition, sexuality education, etc.). The panel has broad representation from various geographic regions, types of schools and districts, professional roles, professional and community-based organizations, and more.
If you are interested in receiving email updates about the CHF revision process, please email with the subject line "CHF Email List". email@example.com
Last Updated: January 29, 2020