Washington: Health Policies

State law authorizes districts to refer students to local law enforcement or does not address law enforcement reporting other than for federally-mandated reporting for selected offense types.

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.

State law references National Health Education Standards as a guide for providing HE or includes a list of all National Health Education Standards without mentioning the standards by name.

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.

State law allows PE exemptions for academics.

State law allows PE exemptions for disability.

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 allows PE substitutions.

State law recommends newly hired staff who teach PE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

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

State law requires 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).

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on bullying prevention and response.

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

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 trauma-informed practices.

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.

Topic is not addressed in state laws.

State laws recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and degree requirements for counselors.

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