Colorado: Health Policies

State law encourages the provision of school counseling or guidance services in elementary grade levels (K-8).

State law encourages the provision of school counseling or guidance services in secondary grade levels (9-12).

State law requires that school meals meet USDA nutrition standards.

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State law addresses providing professional development to all school nurses.

State law requires SROs to complete specialized training to meet the safety needs of the school environment.

State law addresses the development of school-based health centers or clinics, even if only through a grant program on some campuses.

State law encourages districts to establish school-based or school-linked mental health promotion and intervention programs.

State laws encourages districts to establish school-community partnerships to address student needs.

State law encourages districts to integrate social-emotional learning or character education into the school curriculum.

State law specifically allows for fees for participation.

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State law encourages state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to support implementation of counseling, psychological, and social services, or requires state agencies to disseminate existing resources.

State law encourages state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to promote positive social and emotional climate, or requires state agencies to disseminate existing resources.

State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance to promote parent and family engagement.

State law authorizes districts to adopt policies or rules addressing search and seizure without addressing student protections or requiring minimal protections only.

State law recommends teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.

State law addresses state-level technical assistance.

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State law recommends specific time to eat after sitting down or requires 'adequate' time to eat.

State law prohibits any smoking or use of tobacco products on school grounds when students are present and/or requires districts to adopt tobacco-free school policies that address some CDC components.

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

State law addresses vaccinations.

State law requires districts to address water quality in schools.

State law identifies wellness leadership.

State law recommends that school districts adopt local wellness policies.

State law encourages/recommends creation of WSCC or wellness district council.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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