Oklahoma Department of Health Turning PointOklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
The video of the Tulsa HUB after-school bicycle safety programs is now available athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y48-9jhV6c4.It is an exciting documentary on the excellent work done by Ren Barger and her Tulsa HUB crew, as well as James Wagner of the Indian Nation Council of Governments in Tulsa.2.
In preparation for introducing the newly revised Safe Cyclist curriculum into the Oklahoma elementaryschools, the training class for the Oklahoma Field Trainers was held on August 5 and 6. To be eligiblefor the training, candidates must be Certified League Instructors through the League of AmericanBicyclists, IPMBA certified police officers or firefighters, or have passed the LAB Traffic Skills 101course. The training was conducted by personnel from Bike Texas. A total of 18 people were trained,and are now available to teach and certify elementary school teachers to take the Safe Cyclist course intothe classroom. To date, 22 teachers have been trained and certified to take the curriculum into theclassroom.3.
Governor Brad Henry signed SB 1876 into law on May 28, 2010. This bill requires that all studentsGrades K-5 be in physical education or exercise programs for a minimum of 60 minutes per week, not toinclude recess. In addition, there must be an additional 60 minutes per week of physical activity, whichmay include PE, exercise programs, fitness breaks, recess, classroom activities and wellness andnutrition education.The bill also strongly encourages that schools provide physical education instruction for Grades 6-12. Schools are also required to provide to parents or guardians showing how these requirements arebeing incorporated into the school programs.Unfortunately, the OK Network cannot claim credit for the bill in any way, but we welcome theprogress.4.
House Bill 2774 was signed into law and became effective on November 1, 2010. This new law requiresthat two advisory committees be appointed by the governor. One committee is the Certified HealthyCommunities Advisory Committee. This committee will establish and maintain a program for the