North Carolina: 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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State law requires districts to address indoor air quality in schools.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law requires districts to operate alternative school programs or to provide educational services to expelled students in an alternative setting.

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State law encourages 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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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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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 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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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 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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Topic is not addressed in state laws or limited to notification and transfers to law enforcement.

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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 law encourages districts to implement community service education or service learning programs.

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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 requires nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meals programs that do not meet Smart Snacks.

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State law requires nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meals programs that do not meet Smart Snacks.

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State law requires nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meals programs that do not meet Smart Snacks.

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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 permits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes.

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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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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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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 employers to offer leave for parents to participate in school activities.

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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 disproportionality in discipline practices within general education populations.

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

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State law involves parents in responding to truancy or chronic absenteeism using notification and punitive sanctions for the parent.

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State law encourages districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.

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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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