Arkansas: 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.

State law requires districts to address indoor air quality in schools.

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

State law requires districts to operate alternative school programs or to provide educational services to expelled students in an alternative setting.

State law requires districts to use alternatives to out-of-school suspension or expulsion, such as, in-school suspension, behavioral interventions, or restorative practices.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law establishes comprehensive guidelines and accountability measures for school construction and building maintenance that include detailed provisions for addressing student health and safety.

State law requires districts to adopt comprehensive anti-bullying policies addressing all 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 enumerates protected classes including explicit protections for LGBTQ youth.

State law requires districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and/or to reduce chemical exposure in schools.

State law encourages or requires districts to address truancy or chronic absenteeism through the provision of comprehensive student support services.

State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

State law requires nutrition standards for class parties.

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

State law requires districts to implement community service education or service learning programs, or encourages and offers student incentives for participation (e.g., recognition programs or course credit).

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

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

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 provides comprehensive 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 both initial plan development and review and update procedures.

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

State law encourages employers to offer leave for parents to participate in school activities or requires employer leave for public sector employees only.

State law requires districts to monitor disproportionality in discipline practices within general education populations.

State law encourages 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 addresses food service worker training but not required or requires training that does not meet the level of the USDA professional standards.

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