Alabama: Health Policies

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State law requires districts to refer students to local law enforcement for any offense that may be a violation of the criminal code.

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State law encourages districts to provide safeguards, counseling or other supportive services or interventions, or requires districts to provide students with resources and referrals without mandating the provision of direct services or interventions.

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State law requires districts to implement multi-hazard practice drills (e.g., fire, lockdown, active shooter, or evacuation drills) without requiring inter-agency coordination.

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State law requires districts to implement school-wide positive behavioral supports or tiered frameworks.

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State law references National Health Education Standards as a guide for providing HE or includes a list of all National Health Education Standards without mentioning the standards by name.

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State law addresses National Physical Education Standards as a guide for providing PE or includes a list of all National PE standards without mentioning the standards by name.

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State law requires districts to implement parent education or support programs to address family needs.

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State law allows PE exemptions for medical illness.

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State law requires elementary PE curriculum.

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State law requires high school PE curriculum.

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State law requires middle school PE curriculum.

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State law addresses providing professional development to all PE teachers.

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State law allows PE substitutions.

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State law recommends newly hired staff who teach PE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.

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State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

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State law encourages districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.

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State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on bullying prevention and response, or requires districts to review district policy content.

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State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on youth suicide prevention

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State law recommends recess.

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State law encourages districts to adopt plans or policies to support students’ return to school following suspension or expulsion.

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State law requires districts to adopt policies limiting use of restraint and seclusion that include comprehensive student protections, including the provision of mandatory training for school personnel.

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State law authorizes the placement of local law enforcement or security personnel on school campuses through MOUs or partnership agreements.

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State laws recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and graduate degree requirements for counselors and completion of a practicum or internship.

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