Kentucky: Health Policies

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State law requires that school meals meet USDA nutrition standards.

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State law addresses school nurses in one of the following ways:• At least 1 nurse will be available throughout the district, but not in every school• At least 1 nurse will be available, but not across all grades• School nurses are available on campus, but not every day or not at all times during the school day• School district is required to employ a school nurse, but not each individual school

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State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.

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State law requires SROs to complete specialized training to meet the safety needs of the school environment.

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State law addresses aspects of traditional school-based health services (noted below), but does not formalize a program to aid in the establishment of clinics or health centers on campus for students. Health services provided for may:• Establish a school health board to govern school district health services• Set qualifications and certification required for physicians and health professionals providing school-based health services• Provide financial support for school-based health services• Address community involvement and/or partnership with school-based health services• Provide details as to the type of services provided

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State law encourages districts to establish school-based or school-linked mental health promotion and intervention programs.

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State laws encourages districts to establish school-community partnerships to address student needs.

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State law encourages districts to integrate social-emotional learning or character education into the school curriculum.

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State law requires fees for participation, but provides for waivers or a cap on the amount of money to be collected.

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State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to promote positive social and emotional climate.

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State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance to promote parent and family engagement.

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State law does not require districts to adopt search and seizure policies or rules.

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State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.

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State law recommends specific time to eat after sitting down or requires 'adequate' time to eat.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws or limited to prohibiting student possession or use of tobacco or tobacco products.

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State law requires districts to establish transportation plans or policies addressing bus driver safety training.

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State law establishes a policy regarding unpaid meal charges that prohibits shaming and/or denying meals.

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State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

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State law addresses vaccinations.

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State law encourages districts to address water quality in schools.

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State law recommends that school districts adopt local wellness policies.

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State law encourages/recommends creation of WSCC or wellness school council.

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