Vermont: Health Policies

State law requires the provision of school counseling or guidance services in elementary grade levels (K-8).

State law requires the provision of school counseling or guidance services in secondary grade levels (9-12).

State law requires that school meals meet USDA nutrition standards.

State law requires full-time school nurses in every school, every day during which students are present.

State law addresses providing professional development to all school nurses.

State law requires or recommends that all school nurses be properly certified by the state.

State law addresses aspects of traditional school-based health services (noted below), but does not formalize a program to aid in the establishment of clinics or health centers on campus for students. Health services provided for may:• Establish a school health board to govern school district health services• Set qualifications and certification required for physicians and health professionals providing school-based health services• Provide financial support for school-based health services• Address community involvement and/or partnership with school-based health services• Provide details as to the type of services provided

State law requires districts to establish school-based or school-linked mental health promotion and intervention programs.

State laws encourages districts to establish school-community partnerships to address student needs.

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State law does not require districts to adopt search and seizure policies or rules.

State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.

State law recommends that time for PE in elementary school that meets National Standards (150 min/week).

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State law recommends that time for PE in middle school that meets National Standards (225 min/week).

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State law prohibits any smoking or use of tobacco products on school grounds when students are present and/or requires districts to adopt tobacco-free school policies that address some CDC components.

State law encourages districts to establish transportation plans or policies that address bus driver safety training.

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

State law addresses vaccinations.

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State law encourages/recommends creation of WSCC or wellness district council.

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State law requires creation of health or wellness council at the state-level.

State law addresses WSCC framework

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