In 2007, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools received a grant from the Tennessee Department of Education, Office of Coordinated School Health. The funds were made possible through a 2006 appropriation of the Tennessee General Assembly to expand the Coordinated School Health initiative to all school systems. Legislators approved the Coordinated School Health Expansion and Physical Activity Law (Public Chapter 1001) that same year. The district immediately put this health grant to use for programs that teach and promote overall student wellness. MNPS offered the Coordinated School Health program to 12 pilot schools in 2007-2008, and has expanded each year. Coordinated School Health is now a part of all elementary, middle and high schools in MNPS.
Schools Participating in the Coordinated School Health
(Listed by the year the school became a part of the CSH initiative)
Coordinated School Health Pilot Schools 2007-2008