Virginia: 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 addresses school nurses in one of the following ways:• At least 1 nurse will be available throughout the district, but not in every school• At least 1 nurse will be available, but not across all grades• School nurses are available on campus, but not every day or not at all times during the school day• School district is required to employ a school nurse, but not each individual school

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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 encourages SROs to complete specialized training to meet the safety needs of the school environment or requires training in selected schools only.

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State law addresses the development of school-based health centers or clinics, even if only through a grant program on some campuses.

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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 law requires districts to integrate social-emotional learning or character education into the school curriculum.

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State law requires fees for participation, but provides for waivers or a cap on the amount of money to be collected.

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State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to support implementation of counseling, psychological, and social services.

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State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to promote positive social and emotional climate.

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State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance to promote parent and family engagement.

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State law authorizes districts to adopt policies or rules addressing search and seizure without addressing student protections or requiring minimal protections only.

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State law requires districts to adopt suicide prevention policies.

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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 addresses state-level technical assistance.

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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 high school that meets National Standards (225 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 addresses bus safety equipment by authorizing the use of either stop-arm cameras or the installation of school bus seat belts.

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State law requires districts to establish transportation plans or policies addressing bus driver safety training.

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State law establishes a policy regarding unpaid meal charges that prohibits shaming and/or denying meals.

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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 requires districts to address water quality in schools.

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State law identifies wellness leadership.

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State law requires that each school district adopt a local wellness policy.

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

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