Mississippi: Health Policies

State law encourages districts to adopt acceptable 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 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 encourages districts to use alternatives to out-of-school suspension or expulsion, such as, in-school suspension, behavioral interventions, or restorative practices.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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.

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 prohibits bullying based on personal characteristics without enumerating protected classes or limits coverage to protected groups.

State law requires districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and/or to reduce chemical exposure in schools.

Topic is not addressed in state laws or limited to notification and transfers to law enforcement.

State law addresses plans for managing chronic conditions.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires districts to adopt anti-bullying policies addressing some U.S. Department of Education-recommended policy requirements.

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

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

State law requires that food and beverages sold outside of school meal program meet federal Smart Snacks nutrition standards.

State law addresses concussions/return to play.

State law permits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law establishes minimal assurances of due process for students facing disciplinary action.

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 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 notification and punitive sanctions for the parent.

State law encourages districts to adopt plans, policies, or strategies to engage parents and families in the educational process.

State law complies with minimum requirements of the federal Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA) and adds student supports and protections.

State law addresses certification or degree requirement for food service workers.

State law addresses food service worker training but not required or requires training that does not meet the level of the USDA professional standards.

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