District of Columbia: Health Policies

State law requires making free potable water available during meals.

State law requires the adoption of comprehensive gang prevention and intervention policies addressing multiple components.

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 requires high school HE curriculum.

State law addresses mental and emotional health.

State law addresses mental and emotional health.

State law addresses mental and emotional health.

State law requires middle school HE curriculum.

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

State law addresses social and emotional learning.

State law addresses social and emotional learning.

State law addresses social and emotional learning.

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

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law discourages district use of zero tolerance approaches andencourages school administrator discretion in determining sanctions for violations of school policy.

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