South Carolina: Health Policies

State law requires districts to refer students to local law enforcement for any offense that may be a violation of the criminal code.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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.

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.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law allows PE exemptions for disability.

State law allows PE exemptions for medical illness.

State law requires elementary PE curriculum.

State law requires high school PE curriculum.

State law requires middle school PE curriculum.

State law addresses providing professional development to all PE teachers.

State law allows PE substitutions.

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

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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

State law requires districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.

State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

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

State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

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

State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

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

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

State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on cultural competency.

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

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

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law recommends recess.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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.

State laws recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and degree requirements for counselors.

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