Colorado: Health Policies

State law requires districts to adopt Internet use policies or to provide instruction on safe Internet use.

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 encourages districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.

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.

State law recommends strategies to ensure students eat breakfast in the morning or maintains a program that only applies to certain schools (ex. schools with 70% FRPL students).

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.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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 addresses nutrition standards for class parties.

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

State law requires districts to implement community service education or service learning programs, orencourages 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 nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meals programs that do not meet Smart Snacks.

State law requires nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meals programs that do not meet Smart Snacks.

State law requires nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meals programs that do not meet Smart Snacks.

State law addresses concussions/return to play.

State law neither permits norprohibits 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 authorizes districts to conduct mental health screening in schools or to disseminate information on mental health 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 do not include procedures for plan review and update.

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

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 does not comply with minimum requirements of the federal Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA).

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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