California: 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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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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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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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law encourages districts to implement school-wide positive behavioral interventions or tiered frameworks.

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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 academics.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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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 recommends teaching skills for a healthy life.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

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State law addresses body mass index screening or requires height AND weight measurement.

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State law addresses dental screening.

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State law addresses hearing screening.

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State law addresses vision screening.

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State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

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State law addresses body mass index screening or requires height AND weight measurement.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law addresses hearing screening.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

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State law addresses body mass index screening or requires height AND weight measurement.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law addresses hearing screening.

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State law addresses vision screening.

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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 requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on cultural competency.

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

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law recommends recess.

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

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State law addresses providing referrals to private physicians or community health partners.

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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 requires restricting advertising/marketing of foods and beverages to those that meet Smart Snacks.

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State law authorizes the placement of local law enforcement or security personnel and establishes clear guidelines and safeguards regarding the appropriate role of officers on school campuses.

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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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