Alabama: Health Policies

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

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

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances on school grounds or at school-related events.

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

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

State law prohibits bullying based on personal characteristics without enumerating protected classes or limits coverage to protected groups.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law encourages or requires districts to address truancy or chronic absenteeism through use of early warning, parent conferencing and parental sanctions.

State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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

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

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

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law addresses concussions/return to play.

State law permits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law establishes minimal assurances of due process for students facing disciplinary action.

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

State law encourages or requires inter-agency coordination as part of initial emergency plan development only.

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

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

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

State law requires parent or family member involvement in the development of student codes of conduct.

State law involves parents in responding to truancy or chronic absenteeism using non-punitive or supportive interventions.

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

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

State law addresses certification or degree requirement for food service workers.

State law requires that food service workers receive training that meets USDA professional standards.

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