Texas: Health Policies

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

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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law encourages districts to provide safeguards, counseling or other supportive services or interventions, or requires districts to provide students with resources and referrals without mandating the provision of direct services or interventions.

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

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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.

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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 allows PE exemptions for disability.

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State law allows PE exemptions for medical illness.

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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 allows PE substitutions.

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State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

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

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State law recommends preventive screenings.

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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 recommends preventive screenings.

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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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Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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State law recommends preventive screenings.

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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 encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on bullying prevention and response, or requires districts to review district policy content.

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

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State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on youth mental health.

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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 provide professional development for school personnel on trauma-informed practices.

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State law recommends recess.

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

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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 on school campuses through MOUs or partnership agreements.

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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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