Mississippi - Wellness policy: Federal Requirement

Area: 
Federal Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires that each school district adopt a local wellness policy.

Mississippi Code. § 37-11-71 Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act; legislative findings and declarations; self-administration of asthma and anaphylaxis medication; policy regarding administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by authorized school personnel; school district requirements relating to children with asthma

(11) The State Department of Education shall require each public school district to take the following actions relating to the management of asthma in the school setting:

  • (g) Require local school health councils to adopt and support the implementation of a local school wellness policy that includes minimizing children's exposure to dust, gases, fumes and other pollutants that can aggravate asthma in the school setting.

Mississippi Code. § 37-13-134. Legislative recommendations and intent; guidelines; physical activity coordinator; qualifications; duties; study

(2) Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, each local school board shall, consistent with regulations adopted by the State Board of Education, adopt a school wellness plan which shall promote a healthy lifestyle for Mississippi's school children and staff.

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