Pennsylvania: Health Policies

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State law requires districts to establish formal procedures governing referrals to local law enforcement.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law requires districts to implement multi-hazard practice drills (e.g., fire, lockdown, active shooter, or evacuation drills) andencourages or requires inter-agency coordination.

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

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State law encourages 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 addresses providing professional development to all PE teachers.

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State law requires that newly hired staff who teach PE must be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.

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State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

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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 body mass index screening or requires height AND weight measurement.

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State law addresses dental screening.

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State law addresses hearing screening.

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State law addresses vision 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 body mass index screening or requires height AND weight measurement.

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law addresses hearing screening.

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State law addresses vision 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 body mass index screening or requires height AND weight measurement.

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State law addresses dental screening.

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State law addresses hearing screening.

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State law addresses vision screening.

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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 encourages districts to adopt plans or policies to support students’ return to school following suspension or expulsion.

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State law addresses providing referrals to private physicians or community health partners.

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State law requires districts to adopt policies limiting use of restraint and seclusion that include comprehensive student protections, including the provision of mandatory training for school personnel.

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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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