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a. introduction
 

Purpose of guidelines
Target audience
Feasibility
Guidelines, not standards
Not a “stand-alone” document
The format
Use of terms
References and resources

B.    Overarching Guidelines
 

General
0-01 - An inclusive, respectful school climate
0-02 - School policies consistent with laws
0-03 - Protection of student and staff confidentiality

Health and Safety Infrastructure
0-04 - Health and safety coordinator for school, for district
0-05 - Health and safety advisory council
0-06 - School health and safety team
0-07 - Staff training for health/safety emergencies
0-08 - Partnerships with community service providers
0-09 - Inclusive process for policy development, communication

Program Related
0-10 - Programs based on needs assessment
0-11 - Programs with evidence for effectiveness
0-12 - Engaging community stakeholders
0-13 - Evaluation of school health and safety programs

Personnel Related
0-14 - Qualifications of school health staff
0-15 - Health Paraprofessionals
0-16 - Staff development for health/safety personnel
0-17 - Criminal background clearance

C.    Family and Community Involvement
 

1-01 - Family involvement in health/safety programs, policies
1-02 - Communication among school, home, and health providers
1-03 - Informing families about health/safety programs, policies
1-04 - Parenting resources for families
1-05 - Promoting family recreation
1-06 - Funding for family/community involvement

D.    Health and Safety Education
 

Program Planning and Staffing
2-01 - Institutional support, ample time for health/safety education
2-02 - Process for selecting health/safety curricula
2-03 - Certified health teachers

Curriculum and Instruction
2-04 - Health/safety education as a core subject
2-05 - Health/safety education: planned, sequential, meets standards
2-06 - Functional knowledge of health and safety issues
2-07 - Learning social skills
2-08 - Analyzing media and other societal influences
2-09 - Grade assignment for health/safety education

E.    Physical Education and Activities
 

Curriculum, Standards, Resources and Opportunities
3-01 - Daily physical education
3-02 - Physical education standards and quality
3-03 - Physical activity and special needs
3-04 - Activity opportunities beyond physical education
3-05 - Ample resources for entire class in physical education

Safety
3-06 - Outdoor safety for physical activity
3-07 - Pre-participation physical examination for sports
3-08 - Physical activity exemption/resumption
3-09 - Physical education and safety curriculum
3-10 - Use of protective equipment in sports

F.    Health and Mental Health Services
 

Staffing and Organization
4-01 - Student assistance teams at each site
4-02 - Supervision of clinical activities
4-03 - Student access to a certified school nurse
4-04 - The school physician
4-05 - Delegation of routine clinical services

School’s Capacity to Provide Health, Mental Health Services
4-06 - Mental health problems: capacity to identify, refer, manage
4-07 - Staff trained for emergencies
4-08 - Child abuse reporting system
4-09 - Health-related case management
4-10 - Health records management system
4-11 - Crisis response team and plans
4-12 - Oral health services

Student Assessments and Screens
4-13 - Maintaining current student health information
4-14 - Assessment of immunization status
4-15 - Identification of health/safety needs prior to school entry
4-16 - Students with frequent or extended absences
4-17 - Behaviors with underlying health causes
4-18 - School health screening programs

Protocols, Procedures, and Quality
4-19 - Administering medications in school
4-20 - Individualized health services plans
4-21 - Protocols for special medical procedures
4-22 - Exclusion from school for illness or injury
4-23 - Students with symptoms of poor health
4-24 - Reports to the public health department
4-25 - Confidential health records
4-26 - Quality of health services, quality assurance

School-Based Health Centers
4-27 - School-based health center: needs assessment
4-28 - School-based health center: community health services
4-29 - School-based health center: transitioning to community-based care
4-30 - School-based health center: other school programs
4-31 - School-based health center: confidentiality
4-32 - School-based health center: quality assurance
4-33 - School-based health center: financial stability

G.    Nutrition and Food Services
 

5-01 - Clean, safe, enjoyable meal environment
5-02 - Standards for food service equipment, practices
5-03 - Food services and health education
5-04 - Accessible school-provided meal program
5-05 - Meals: nutrition standards, special needs, appeal
5-06 - Drinking water
5-07 - School meal scheduling
5-08 - Access to foods outside of meal programs
5-09 - Food choices outside of meal programs
5-10 - Foods as marketed items, rewards, punishments

H.    Physical Environment and Transportation
 

General
6-01 - Accessible school facilities and programs
6-02 - Communicating safety policies

Safety Precautions by Location
6-03 - Buildings: construction and renovation
6-04 - Buildings and grounds: maintenance
6-05 - Classroom safety: equipment, facilities, student conduct
6-06 - Safety on out-of-school trips
6-07 - Safe pedestrian and vehicle traffic areas
6-08 - Playground safety

Protection from Specific Environmental Agents
6-09 - Exposure to toxic/poisonous substances in classrooms
6-10 - Live animals in school environment
6-11 - Tobacco use policy
6-12 - Drug/alcohol-free school policy
6-13 - Indoor/outdoor allergens, irritants, air quality
6-14 - Reservoirs of infectious agents in physical environment
6-15 - Universal precautions; blood-borne pathogens
6-16 - Hand washing

Transportation Safety
6-17 - A plan for safe school bus transportation
6-18 - Health information for transportation
6-19 - Bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters on campus
6-20 - Safe student conduct during transportation
6-21 - Bus drivers and alcohol/drug use

Emergency Preparedness
6-22 - Emergency supplies and equipment
6-23 - Facility preparation for evacuation, lockdown, disasters

I.    Social Environment
 

7-01 - Healthy and safe social environment
7-02 - Social services, mental health support
7-03 - Recognition and referral of students under stress
7-04 - Suicide prevention strategies
7-05 - Violence prevention strategies
7-06 - Adjustments to psychological trauma and loss
7-07 - Actions against bullying
7-08 - Policies on student discipline

J.    Staff Health and Safety
 

8-01 - Staff safety and injury prevention
8-02 - Hepatitis B immunization for staff
8-03 - Provision of wellness programs for staff
8-04 - Insurance coverage for staff
8-05 - Employee assistance programs
8-06 - Inter-professional collaboration, staff mentoring
8-07 - Accommodating staff with disabilities

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