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From the ECS State Policy Database
School Climate/Culture


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
VASigned into law 02/2014P-12Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited
H.B. 484
Requires each school board to develop and implement a policy to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored activity and include in its code of student conduct a prohibition against possessing electro...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Subcommittee to Study Issues Affecting School Environment, Including School Violence
S.R. 203
Authorizes the chairman of the senate education committee to appoint a subcommittee to study issues affecting school environment, including school violence. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=856378&n=SR203%20Enrolled ...

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CASigned into law 08/2011P-12California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey
S.C.R. 18
From bill summary: States legislative intent to pursue every means necessary to ensure that the California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey (CAL-SCHLS) remains viable and urges the state
to pursue federal funding, grants, or other sources to ensure ...

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WISigned into law 05/2010P-12Objections to Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, etc.
S.B. 25
Under the Act (Act No. 250), a school district resident may object to the use of a race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name by a school board of that school district by filing a complaint with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The state su...

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CASigned into law 04/2010P-12Healthy School Environments
A.C.R. 145
Encourages schools and districts to take proactive and preventative steps to create healthy school environments, including training staff on best maintenance practices, developing and implementing
self-assessments and indoor environmental quality management pl...

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