Tennessee: Health Policies

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

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires districts to provide counseling, safeguards, or other supportive services to students who have been bullied.

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.

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

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law encourages districts to implement parent education or support programs to address family needs.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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

State law encourages 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 recommends preventive screenings.

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

State law recommends preventive screenings.

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

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

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires districts to adopt plans or policies to support students’ return to school following suspension or expulsion.

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

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.

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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