California: Health Policies

State law requires making free potable water available during meals.

State law encourages districts to adopt gang prevention policies or requires districts to implement stand-alone gang prevention strategies or approaches (e.g., gang detection training, gang prevention education).

State law prohibits hazing as a violation of student codes of conduct without requiring districts to adopt hazing policies.

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

State law addresses alcohol and drug use/abuse.

State law addresses comprehensive sexual health education.

State law addresses comprehensive sexual health education.

State law addresses comprehensive sexual health education.

State law requires elementary HE curriculum.

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

State law recommends high school HE curriculum, or requires HE for less than all years of high school.

State law addresses mental and emotional health.

State law addresses mental and emotional health.

State law addresses mental and emotional health.

State law recommends middle school HE curriculum, or requires HE for less than all years of middle school.

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law addresses providing professional development to all health education teachers.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires districts to limit use of out-of-school suspension and expulsion based on factors such as student age or offense type.

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