Pennsylvania: 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 requires 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 encourages districts to operate alternative school programs or to ensure access to 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 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.

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 encourages districts to implement community service education or service learning programs.

State laws encourages and/or incentivizes the community use of school buildings and property for recreation or other purposes.

State law recommends nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs.

State law recommends nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs.

State law recommends nutrition standards for food and beverages sold outside of school meal programs.

State law addresses concussions/return to play.

State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes without exception.

State law encourages districts to adopt dating violence policies.

State law provides comprehensive assurances of due process for students facing disciplinary action.

State law encourages or requires districts to implement identification and referral processes to link students and families with needed resources.

State law encourages or requires inter-agency coordination as part of initial emergency plan development only.

State law requires districts to develop school emergency operations plans (EOPs) that include procedures for plan review and update.

Topic is not addressed in state laws or only addressed in relation to special education.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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

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

Pages