Washington: Health Policies

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

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

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

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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 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 recommends specific time to eat after sitting down or requires 'adequate' time to eat.

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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 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 requires districts to address water quality in schools.

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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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State law addresses WSCC framework.

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