Maryland: Health Policies

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Topic is not addressed in state laws or limited in scope (e.g., sexting only).

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State law addresses making PE inclusive, including adapted PE or accommodations when necessary.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law requires districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.

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State law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances andencourages districts to refer students to treatment or offer “safe harbor” immunity from disciplinary action when students seek help for substance use disorders.

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State law encourages districts to operate alternative school programs or to ensure access to educational services to expelled students in an alternative setting.

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State law requires districts to use alternatives to out-of-school suspension or expulsion, such as, in-school suspension, behavioral interventions, or restorative practices.

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State law recommends strategies to ensure students eat breakfast in the morning or maintains a program that only applies to certain schools (ex. schools with 70% FRPL students).

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State law establishes guidelines for school construction and building maintenance that may address student health and safety.

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State law requires districts to adopt comprehensive anti-bullying policies addressing all U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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State law enumerates protected classes including explicit protections for LGBTQ youth.

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State law requires districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and/or to reduce chemical exposure in schools.

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State law encourages or requires districts to address truancy or chronic absenteeism through the provision of comprehensive student support services.

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State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

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State law addresses allergy plan.

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State law addresses asthma plan.

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State law addresses diabetes plan.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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State law encourages community member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.

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State laws encourages and/or incentivizes the community use of school buildings and property for recreation or other purposes.

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State law recommends nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs.

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State law recommends nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs.

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State law recommends nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law addresses concussions/return to play.

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State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes without exception.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law provides comprehensive assurances of due process for students facing disciplinary action.

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State law encourages or requires districts to implement identification and referral processes to link students and families with needed resources.

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State law encourages or requires inter-agency coordination as part of both initial plan development and review and update procedures.

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State law requires districts to develop school emergency operations plans (EOPs) that include procedures for plan review and update.

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State law requires parent and family engagement as a component of English Language Learner (ELL) programs.

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State law requires districts to monitor and remediate disproportionality in discipline practices within general education populations.

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State law encourages parent or family member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law complies with minimum requirements of the federal Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA) and adds student supports and protections.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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