Rhode Island: 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 requires districts to operate alternative school programs or to provide educational services to expelled students in an alternative setting.

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

State law enumerates protected classes including explicit protections for LGBTQ youth.

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.

State law addresses nutrition standards for class parties.

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 districts to implement community service education or service learning programs, orencourages and offers student incentives for participation (e.g., recognition programs or course credit).

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

State law requires districts to adopt dating violence policies.

State law establishes minimal 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 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 employers to offer leave for parents to participate in school activities.

State law requires parent and family engagement as a component of English Language Learner (ELL) programs.

State law requires districts to monitor and remediate 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 involves parents in responding to truancy or chronic absenteeism using notification and punitive sanctions for the parent.

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

State law does not comply with minimum requirements of the federal Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA).

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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