Virginia: Health Policies

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State law requires districts to adopt Internet use policies or to provide instruction on safe Internet use.

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

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State law encourages districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and 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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State law requires community member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.

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State laws authorizes 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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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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State law addresses corrective action plan for non-compliance.

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

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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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Topic is not addressed in state laws or only addressed in relation to special education.

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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 non-punitive or supportive interventions.

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State law requires 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).

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