Vermont: Health Policies

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

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

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State law requires that school meals meet USDA nutrition standards.

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

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State law addresses providing professional development to all school nurses.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

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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.

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State law addresses WSCC framework

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