Policies — including laws, mandates, regulations, standards, resolutions, and guidelines—provide a foundation for school district practices and procedures.

School health policies:

  • Inform, support, and direct individuals throughout the school system 
  • Reassure families, students, and school staff that safety and health protection measures are in place 
  • Provide legal protection for schools 
  • Help contain or prevent controversy 

(CDC, 2014)

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