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Revision of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Framework (CHPE)

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) is currently in the process of reviewing and revising the 1999 Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Framework .

Revision Process/Timeline

Planning and Initial OutreachJune – October 2018
Revision Panel RecruitmentJune – 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
Outreach to Additional Content Experts and Key StakeholdersOngoing
BESE voted to release for Public Comment June 27, 2023

Public Comment Period

The Department received feedback on the draft via an online survey, email and mail.

*Note: The public comment period was extended until 5:00 p.m. on August 31 due to technical challenges individuals may have experienced between Friday evening, August 25 and Sunday evening, August 27.

June 27, 2023 through August 31, 2023*
Compile and summarize public comment, and revise draft as appropriateJuly – September 2023
Present Final Draft to BESE to discuss and vote on approval of Revised FrameworkSeptember 2023

Last Updated: September 15, 2023

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