Mississippi - Building Construction and Maintenance: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

Mississippi Code 1972 37-11-71 Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act

(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:

  • (f) Require local school health councils to conduct a school health needs assessment that addresses and supports the implementation of the following: healthy school environment, physical activity, staff wellness, counseling/psychological services, nutrition services, family/community involvement, health education and health services. The results of the assessment must be used in the development of long-range maintenance plans that include specific indoor air quality components for each school building.
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