District of Columbia: Health Policies

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State law authorizes districts to refer students to local law enforcement or does not address law enforcement reporting other than for federally-mandated reporting for selected offense types.

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

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State law references National Health Education Standards as a guide for providing HE or includes a list of all National Health Education Standards without mentioning the standards by name.

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State law addresses National Physical Education Standards as a guide for providing PE or includes a list of all National PE standards without mentioning the standards by name.

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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 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 requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

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State law recommends physical activity incorporated throughout the school day (e.g. classroom breaks, time for physical activity).

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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 dental 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 dental 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 dental screening.

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State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on bullying prevention and response.

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State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on youth mental health.

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

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State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on parent and family engagement.

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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 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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