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Curriculum and Instruction
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Health Education
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Mandate: NRS 389.018 (2003) requires health education be taught, as practicable, in all public schools. Various sections within State Board of Education Administrative Code 389.2423, 389.281, 389.2944, 389.381, and 389.455 (2000) require instruction in health for students in grades 2, 3, 5, and 8. In addition, Administrative Code 389.664 (2002) requires that high school students must earn credit in health (out of 22) in order to graduate.

Curriculum Content: The various provisions of Board of Education Administrative Code 389.281, 389.2944, 389.381, 389.2425 and 389.455 also include student performance standards for health for grades 2, 3, 5, 8 and 12. The state department of education's website offers documents that summarize the Health Content Standards (2000). Schools are not required to follow a specific curriculum.

State Assessment Requirement: None.

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Physical Education
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Mandate: NRS 389.018 (2003) requires physical education be taught, as practicable, in all public schools. State Board of Education Administrative Code  389.2425, 389.283, 389.2946, 389.386, 389.485, 389.2425 (2000) detail student performance standards in physical education for grades 2, 3, 5, 8, and high school. State Board of Education Rule 389.664 (Board of Education Rule) requires 2 units of physical education to receive a standard high school diploma.

Exemptions: State Board of Education Administrative Code 389.488 (1987) allows a student to be exempt from taking a course in physical education based on a physical or mental condition supported by a written statement from a physician, religious beliefs supported by a written statement from a parent/guardian, enrollment in ROTC, or intentions of enrolling into a course comparable to physical education. A school district may exempt a pupil for not more than 1 credit for participating in interscholastic athletics, on a drill team, in a marching band, in a dance group or on a cheerleading squad if school sponsored and participates for at least 120 hours.

Curriculum ContentState Board of Education Administrative Code 389.283, 389.2946, 389.386, 389.485 also include student performance standards for physical education for grades 2, 3, 5, 8 and 12. The state department of education's website offers documents that summarize the Physical Education Content Standards (2000). Schools are not required to follow a specific curriculum.

Physical Fitness Assessment: None.

Asthma Awareness Education
     Last Updated: 1/25/2006
Not specifically required.
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Emotional, Social, and Mental Health Education
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

State Board of Education Administrative Code 389.2423, 389.281, 389.2944, 389.281, and 389.455 (2000) require students to meet certain standards for emotional, social, and mental health education by the end of grades 2, 3, 5, 8, d 12. These standards are expounded upon in the Health Content Standards (2000).  Standard 1 requires students by the end of grades 2 and 3 to be able to identify indicators of and personal health practices that promote physical, mental, and social health. Standard 3 requires students by the end of grades 3, 5, 8, and 12 to learn about stress and various stress management skills.

Character Education: Not specifically required.

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HIV, STD, and Pregnancy Prevention Education
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Mandate: NRS 389.065 (1987) requires that The board of trustees of a school district shall establish a course or unit of a course of: factual instruction concerning acquired immune deficiency syndrome; and instruction on the human reproductive system, related communicable diseases and sexual responsibility Any course offered pursuant to this section is not a requirement for graduation."

Curriculum Content: The state does not provide specific guidance on curriculum content apart from the general description in the legislation. The student performance health standards do not specifically mention HIV, STD, or pregnancy prevention.

Parental Approval: NRS 389.065 states that the parent or guardian of each pupil to whom a course is offered must first be furnished written notice that the course will be offered... Upon receipt of the written consent of the parent or guardian, the pupil may attend the course. If the written consent of the parent or guardian is not received, he must be excused from such attendance without any penalty as to credits or academic standing" (an opt-out" policy). Each district must establish an advisory committee to make recommendations on curriculum materials."

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Nutrition Education
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

State Board of Education Administrative Code  389.281, 389.2944, 389.281, and 389.455 (2000) detail student performance standards in health education that include nutrition and basic food groups for grades 3, 5, 8, and high school. These standards are expounded upon in the Health Content Standards (2000). Standard 1 requires students in grades K-12 to be able to describe how healthy eating promotes growth and well-being, identify essential components of a balanced diet, and describe how age, gender, physical activity, and lifestyle affect nutrient needs.

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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use Education
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Alcohol: State Board of Education Administrative Code 389.281, 389.2944, 389.281, and 389.455 (2000) detail student performance standards in health education that include alcohol use prevention for grades 3, 5, 8, and high school.

Tobacco: State Board of Education Administrative Code  389.281, 389.2944, 389.281, and 389.455 (2000) detail student performance standards in health education that include tobacco use prevention for grades 3, 5, 8, and high school.

Drugs: State Board of Education Administrative Code  389.281, 389.2944, 389.281, and 389.455 detail student performance standards in health education that include drug use prevention for grades 3, 5, 8, and high school.

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Injury and Violence Prevention Education
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

State Board of Education Administrative Code  389.281, 389.2944, 389.281, and 389.455 (2000) lay-out student performance standards to be met by the end of grades 2, 3, 5, and 12. These include violence prevention topics such as the identification of physical expressions of emotion associated with anger and conflict, learning positive coping strategies for coping with and resolving internal conflicts to avoid violence, identifying patterns of behavior that may precede acts of violence and intervention methods, and learning about individual responsibility for violence prevention.

Bullying/Harassment: State Board of Education Administrative Code 389.2423 (2000) and Standard 3 of the Health Content Standards (2000) require students by the end of grade 2 to learn about the characteristics of bullies and by the end of grade 5 to learn the consequences of harassment.

Fighting/Gangs: State Board of Education Administrative Code 389.281, 389.2944, 389.281, and 389.455 requires students by the end of grades 3, 5, 9, and 12 to learn how to identify and report abusive behavior, about sources of help for protection from neglect and physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and the causes and effects of child abuse. Standard 1 of the Health Content Standards (2000)) requires students by the end of grade 5 to learn procedures to protect oneself from violence. Standard 3 requires students by the end of grades 5 and 8 to learn the consequences of fighting, anger management, and applicable conflict resolution skills. Standard 5 requires students by the end of grades 3, 5, 8, and 12 to learn the causes, associated behaviors, and ways to manage and resolve conflict. 

Suicide and Other Self-Abuse Prevention: NRS 389.0185 (1999) requires the State Board to adopt regulations establishing guidelines for suicide prevention education. State Board of Education Administrative Code 389.2944, 389.281, and 389.455  require students by the end of grades 3, 5, and 8 to learn the definition of suicide, the warning signs of suicide, the reasons people commit suicide, alternatives to suicide, how to obtain assistance for another who is suicidal, and which personal risk behaviors can lead to suicide. Standard 3 of the Health Content Standards (2000) requires students by the end of grades 8 & 12 to learn how to respond to and avoid suicide.

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Staff
Requirements for All Educators Regarding Health Education
     Last Updated: 6/8/2008

Professional Development: No state policy.

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Requirements for Health Educators
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Pre-service Requirement: The minimum requirement for prospective health teachers in elementary or middle grades prior to licensure is a bachelor's degree, with 12 additional courses in health for an endorsement. For prospective teachers in high school, the state requires at 16 semester hours in health coursework. The specific details of initial licensure are outlined in State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.095 (1998), 391.120 (1998), 391.098 (2002), and 391.13048 (1991).

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Requirements for Physical Educators
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Pre-service Requirement: The minimum requirements for prospective elementary physical education candidates and a bachelor's degree and the completion of 12 semester hours of physical education. For prospective secondary physical education candidates, the minimum requirements are a bachelor's degree and a major (constituting 36 semester hours) or minor in physical education. The specific details of initial licensure are outlined in State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.095, 391.120, 391.098, and 391.13048. For a K-12 physical education endorsement, the candidate must also possess a bachelor's degree, 42 semester hours of coursework, and 22 semester hours of professional education outlined in State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.280 (1991).

Professional Development: None specified.

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Requirements for School Nurses
     Last Updated: 6/16/2008

Pre-service Requirement: An endorsement as a school nurse requires the possession of a baccalaureate degree from a nursing program and holds a valid registered nursing license issued by the state board of nursing. For licensure as a professional nurse, NRS 632.140 (1973) requires the completion of and a diploma from an accredited school of professional nursing and the passage of a board approved examination. 

Professional Development: None specified.

Student-to-Nurse Ratio: None specified.

Requirements for Non-Certified Personnel to Administer Medication
     Last Updated: 6/20/2008

Pre-service Requirement: None specified.

Professional Development: None specified.

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Requirements for School Counselors
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Pre-service Requirement: State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.180 (2001) states that school counselors must hold an endorsement from the Department of Education. For endorsement, State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.185 (2002) requires a minimum of a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in school counseling. A master's degree with a specialty credential as a school counselor from the National Board for Certified Counselors or with at least 280 hours of practicum, internship, or field experience in school counseling at any grade level K-12 and 36 graduate credits in nine specific school counseling areas are also acceptable.

Professional Development: None specified.

Student-to-Counselor Ratio: None specified.

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Requirements for School Psychologists
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Pre-service Requirement: State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.315 (1992) requires a graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in school psychology, successful completion of the course work specified in State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.316 (1991), and have earned 60 graduate credits specified in State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.316 (1991) and 391.317 (1991). A candidate is also required to either have completed an internship in school psychology as outlined in State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.318 (1991) and 391.319 (1984), a school psychologist certificate from the National Association of School Psychologists, or completed a school psychologist program approved by the State Board of Education. 

Professional Development: None specified.

Student-to-Psychologist Ratio: None specified.

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Requirements for School Social Workers
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Pre-service Requirement: State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.320 (1991) requires a current license issued by the board of examiners for social workers and either the completion of a school social worker program approved by the State Board of Education, a school social work certificate from the National Association of Social Workers, or a master's degree in social work and the completion of a school social work education program with practicum in schools.

Professional Development: For renewal of the social work endorsement, State Board of Education Administrative Code 391.320 (1991)  requires school social workers to complete at least six semester hours in education or an equal amount of credit for in-service work relating to school social work. School social workers must also maintain their state social work license. 

Student-to-Social Worker Ratio: None specified.

Requirements for Food Service Personnel
     Last Updated: 7/14/2008

Pre-service Requirement: None specified.

Professional Development: None specified.

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Requirements for Athletic Coaches
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Pre-service Requirement: State Board of Education Administrative Code 386.832 (2004) requires coaches to be certified in CPR and have completed the Coaches Education Program of the National Federation of State High School Associations or the equivalent, which must include courses in Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid.

Professional Development: None specified.

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Health Promoting Environment
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Wellness Policies
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Additional Accountability Requirements: The Statewide School Wellness Policy (2005) adopted by the State Board of Education requires school districts to report annually to the state on the implementation of their local wellness policies at the district and individual school level.

Additional Content Requirements: The State Board of Education implemented mandatory guidelines via a Statewide School Wellness Policy (2005) that local wellness policies are required to meet. Beyond federal Section 204 requirements, the policy sets nutritional standards for foods outside the National School Lunch Program concerning fat, sodium, sugars, and serving size limits; prohibits certain foods of minimal nutritional value during the school day; requires minimum eating times of at least 15 minutes for breakfast and 20 minutes for lunch; requires there be at least 30 minutes for physical activity per day; and includes minimum data collection and reporting requirements.

Guidance Materials: The Department of Education has created a somewhat unique instrument for its LEAs, called the Comparison Worksheet. District Wellness Coordinators can enter their local wellness policy information on-line by filling out some simple boxes and checking the criteria their policy meets. The information is then submitted electronically and compared to the state guidelines and other policies across the state. This information is then reported back to the local Coordinator so they can make adjustments where needed 

The Department issued a memo in July 2005 informing LEAs of their responsibilities in creating and implementing local wellness policies. A frequently asked questions document was subsequently produced in December 2005 concerning federal and state requirements. Additionally, a document giving the background and philosophy behind Section 204 and the Statewide School Wellness Policy has been created. The Department also provides a fat and sugar calculator for evaluating foods.

Other: The state Department of Education has created a Coordinator for Statewide School Wellness Policy position to specifically oversee and assist in the implementation of local wellness policies.

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School Meals Program
     Last Updated: 2/15/2010

Adequate Time to Eat: Statewide School Wellness Policy (2005) requires schools to designate at least 15 minutes for students to eat breakfast and at least 20 minutes for lunch.

School Breakfast
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Food Allergies: No state policy.

Farm-to-School: No state policy.

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Competitive Foods in School
     Last Updated: 6/16/2014

The Statewide School Wellness Policy (2005) adopted by the State Board of Education requires the following nutrition guidelines for all foods made available to elementary, middle/junior high and high school students, whether given away, earned, or sold, on the school campus during the school day. 

  • No Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) including any carbonated beverages, water ices, chewing gum and certain candies.
  • Fat limited to 30% of calories (not including nuts, seeds, fluid milk products containing 2% or less fat, and cheese or yougurt made from reduced-fat, low-fat or fat-free milk).
  • Saturated fat limited to 10% of calories.
  • Sodium: no more than 600mg/serving.
  • Sugars: no more than 35% by weight (not including sugars from fruit and vegetables when used as additives).
  • Electrolyte replacement beverages are not allowed in elementary schools and may not exceed 12 ounces for middle/junior and high schools.
  • Snacks and beverages must meet portion size limits outlined in the Statewide School Wellness Policy (2005).
Each local educational agency may establish a policy that allows exemptions for food that exceed the established nutrition parameters in observance of state or national holidays, established religious observances, school community observances such as birthday parties, as part of a learning experience related to the reinforcement of established lesson plans in the classroom.

 

Fundraising Exemptions:

As of July 1, 2014, all fundraisers must meet USDA's Smart Snacks standards.

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Physical Activity Other Than Physical Education
     Last Updated: 12/20/2010

General Physical Activity Requirement: The Statewide School Wellness Policy (2006) requires each local education agency to designate at least 30 minutes of time daily for physical activity at all grade levels K-12.

Recess or Physical Activity Breaks
: No state policy specifically requiring recess. However the Statewide School Wellness Policy (2006) requires each local education agency to designate at least 30 minutes of time daily for physical activity at all grade levels K-12.

Recess before Lunch: The Statewide School Wellness Policy (2006) requires each local education agency to serve lunch after the mid-day recess period. 

Walking/Biking to School
: AB231 (2005) requires local and regional governmental entities to conduct a review and evaluation of existing walking paths and sidewalks for pupils in a one mile radius of each public school. The committees must then make recommendations for improvements to the condition of the walking paths and sidewalks and review and evaluate the programs currently implemented to ensure safe walking routes to school. Results of the studies must be reported to the legislature.

Organized Sports
     Last Updated: 9/13/2011

Interscholastic Athletics: No state policy.

Concussion and Sports-Related Head Injury: AB455 (2011) requires the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA)  to adopt a policy concerning the prevention and treatment of head injuries and concussion which may occur during a student’s participation in interscholastic activities. The policy must (1) provide information concerning the nature and risk of injuries to the head, including risks of continuing to play after sustaining an injury and (2) require that if a student sustains or is suspected of sustaining an injury to the head while participating in an interscholastic activity or event they must be immediately removed and return to the activity only after being medically cleared in writing by a health care provider (as defined in the statute). Students and their parent or guardian must annually sign a form acknowledging that they have read and understood the terms of the policy.  

For those competitive sports not governed by NIAA, the board of trustees of each school district must adopt a policy concerning the prevention and treatment of injuries to the head, including concussions. To the extent practicable, the policy must be consistent with the policy developed by NIAA. Additional requirements similar to those for NIAA governed sports are outlined in the statute.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED): AB 441 (2003) requires the board of trustees in school districts whose populations is 100,000 or more to ensure that an AED is placed at each high school in the district.
 

Safe and Drug-Free Schools
     Last Updated: 7/14/2009

The Unsafe School Choice Option Policy for Nevada (2003) requires students be given the option to attend a safe" public school within the school district per the NCLB Act of 2001.

Fighting/Gangs: NRS 392.4635 (2009) requires the board of trustees of each school district to establish policies that prohibits the activities of gangs on school property, including wearing any clothing or carrying any symbols denoting affiliation or membership in a gang and participating in activity that encourages participation in a gang or facilitates illegal criminal acts. The policy may also include the provision of training for the prevention of activities of criminal gangs on school property.

NRS 392.910 (2001) makes the assault of a student or school employee while in a school, on school grounds, at a public school sponsored activity, or on a vehicle owned, leased, or chartered by a school district for transportation a misdemeanor offense. NRS 392.466 (2003) states that any pupil who commits a battery which results in the injury of a school employee while on public school premises, on a school bus, or at a public school sponsored activity will be suspended or expelled for at least one school semester for a first offense. A second offense will result in permanent expulsion from the school. 

Weapons: NRS 202.265 (2001) prohibits any person from carrying or possessing, while on public or private school property or in a vehicle of a public or private school, a number of specific weapons and firearms. Violation of this statute is a gross misdemeanor. NRS 392.466 (2003)  states that any pupil found possessing a firearm or dangerous weapon, without the express approval of the school principal, while on public school premises, on a school bus, or at a public school sponsored activity will be expelled for at least one year for a first offense. A second offense will result in permanent expulsion from the school.

Drugs and Alcohol: NRS 392.466 (2003) prohibits any pupil from selling or distributing any controlled substance while on public school premises, at any public school sponsored activity, or on any school bus. A first offense results in the suspension or expulsion of the student for one semester. A second offense results in permanent expulsion.

Collaboration with Law Enforcement: Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 18 urges schools and local law enforcement to collaborate to find funding for the establishment of anti-gang pilot programs based on programs such as D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T.

Bullying, Harassment and Hazing
     Last Updated: 8/19/2010

Bullying/Harassment: NRS 388.133 (2010) defines bullying as "a willful act or course of conduct on the part of one or more pupils which is not authorized by law and which exposes a pupil repeatedly and over time to one or more negative actions which is highly offensive to a reasonable person and is intended to cause and actually causes the pupil to suffer harm or serious emotional distress.” 

NRS 388.135 (2001) prohibits pupils and school employees and officials from engaging in bullying, cyberbullying,  harassment or intimidation on the premises of any public school, public school sponsored activity, or on any school bus.

NRS 388.133 (2010) requires the Department of Education to prescribe by regulation a policy for all school districts and public schools to provide a safe and respectful learning environment free of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation. The policy must include (1) training in positive human relations with pupils without the use of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation or harassment, (2) methods to improve the school environment in the area of positive human relations, and (3) methods to teach skills to pupils so they are able to replace inappropriate behavior with appropriate behavior.   Local boards must adopt the policy and report each year on violations.

Cyberbullying: NRS 388.133 (2009) defines cyberbullying as bullying through the means of electronic communication. "Electronic communication" is defined as the communication of any written, verbal or pictoral information through the use of an electronic device including, without limitation, a telephone, cellular phone, a computer or any similar means of communication."  NRS 388.135 (2009) prohibits pupils and school employees and officials from engaging in cyberbullying on the premises of any public school, public school sponsored activity, or on any school bus. NRS 392.915 (2009) makes makes it a misdemeanor to, via cyberbullying, knowingly threaten to cause bodily harm or death to a pupil or employee of a school district or charter school with the intent to iintimidate, harass, frighten, alarm or distress a pupil or employee of a school district or charter school by cause panic or civil unrest or interfering with the operation of a public school.

NRS 388.133 (2009) requires the Department of Education to prescribe by regulation a policy for all school districts and public schools to provide a safe and respectful learning environment free of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation. One of the elements the policy must include is training in positive human relations with pupils without the use of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation or harassment. Other requirements are outlined in the statute. 

NRS 389.520 (2009) requires that the standards for computer education include a review of the ethical use of computers and other electronic devices, methods to ensure the prevention of cyberbullying, instruction on the safe use of computers and other electronic devices including instruction on how to avoid harassment, cyberbullying and other unwanted communication.

Hazing: NRS 200.605 (1999) states that any person who engages in hazing, as define within this statute, is guilty of a misdemeanor if no substantial bodily harm is inflicted or a gross misdemeanor if substantial bodily harm is inflicted.

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Crisis Management/Emergency Response
     Last Updated: 8/4/2008

Response and Management Plans: NRS 394.1687 (2001) requires the development committee of every private school to develop a crisis response plan, to include provisions for communications, immediate response to a crisis, evacuation plans, enforcement of discipline, and maintenance of a safe and orderly environment. NRS 394.1688 (2001) requires that this plan be reviewed and updated at least once a year. NRS 394.1694 (2001) also requires, without limitation, that regulations requiring training and practice in crisis response procedures be adopted by all private schools.

Reporting Incidents of Violence: NRS 394.1696 (2001) requires the school principal of a private school, or the designee, to contact all appropriate local agencies in the event of a crisis.

Tobacco Use
     Last Updated: 12/5/2006

NRS 202.2491 (2003) restricts smoking to a designated area in any building occupied or owned by a state school district. A school district that prohibits the use of tobacco need not designate a separate area that may be used by pupils to smoke and may also impose more stringent restrictions on the smoking, use, sale, distribution, marketing, display or promotion of tobacco products. Lastly, smoking is prohibited on school buses.

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Air Quality
     Last Updated: 1/9/2011

Green Cleaning: NRS 368.4195 (2009) requires the Department of Education, in consultation with other agencies and groups, to adopt regulations setting for the standards for environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products for use in the cleaning of all floor surfaces in public schools. Regulations adopted must not prohibit the use of any disinfectant, santizer, antimicrobial product or other cleaning product when necessary to protect the health and welfare of the pupils and or staff. The department must provide a sample list of environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products for use. Each school district must ensure that the public schools within the district use only environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products in the cleaning of all floor surfaces in the public schools. Districts may apply for a 1-year waiver if the costs associated with the purchase of such products would place an undue burden on the school district or a particular school in the district.

Pesticide Use
     Last Updated: 1/25/2006

No state policy.

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Playground/Facility Safety
     Last Updated: 1/25/2006

No state policy.

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Student Services
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Screening for Health Conditions
     Last Updated: 7/10/2013

Vision and Hearing: NRS 392.420 (2001) requires schools to provide tests for visual and auditory problems in at least two grades of the elementary schools, one grade of the middle or junior high schools, and one grade of the high schools".

Chronic Health Conditions: No state policy.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening: No state policy specifying BMI. However, NRS 392.420 (2013) requires each school district to conduct examinations of the height and weight of a representative sample of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in the schools within the school district. The requirement is limited to school districts in a county  whose population is 100,000 or more.

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Administration of Medications
     Last Updated: 10/11/2013

Staff Administration: Nevada does not have a policy specifically addressing the administration of medication. However, NRS 391.208 (2001) does require school nurses to design and carry out nursing services to students with special needs and incorporate instructions from a physician, with the approval of a parent or guardian.

Self-Administration of Asthma Medication: NRS 392.425 (2009) allows allows a student to carry and self-administer medication to treat his asthma while on school grounds, participating in an school activity or on a school bus. In order for a student to carry and self-administer medication, the following must be completed: (1) The parent or legal guardian of a pupil who must submit a written request for self-administration (must include a physician statement of diagnosis, treatment plan, and permission to self-administer), (2) Written authorization from the school for the student to self-administer. The statute also provides for immunity from liability for the injury to or death of a pupil as result of self-administration or the failure of the pupil to self-administer.

Self-Administration of Anaphylaxis Medication: 
NRS 392.425 (2009) allows allows a student to carry and self-administer anaphylaxis medication while on school grounds, participating in an school activity or on a school bus. In order for a student to carry and self-administer medication, the following must be completed: (1) The parent or legal guardian of a pupil who must submit a written request for self-administration (must include a physician statement of diagnosis, treatment plan, and permission to self-administer), (2) Written authorization from the school for the student to self-administer. The statute also provides for immunity from liability for the injury to or death of a pupil as result of self-administration or the failure of the pupil to self-administer.

Self-Administration: NRS 392.425 (2005) allows parents to request authorization from the principal to allow a pupil to self-administer medication for the treatment of asthma or anaphylaxis provided that the self-administration of medication does not create additional duties for school district employees and that these employees are immune from any liability for any injury caused by the self-administration of medication.

Psychotropic Medications: No state policy.

Storage and Record-keeping: No state policy.

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Counseling and Mental Health Services
     Last Updated: 8/14/2008

Requirement to Provide Services: No state policy.

Identification of Students with Mental or Emotional Disorders: No state policy.

Substance Abuse: No state policy.

Suicide Prevention: No state policy.

HIV, STD, and Pregnancy Testing and Counseling: No state policy.

Immunity of Liability: No state policy.

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Immunization
     Last Updated: 5/18/2011

Detailed, current information about immunization requirements by state is maintained by the National Network for Immunization Information.  Select your state from the drop down box under Search for State Vaccine Requirements for School Entry."

Exemptions: NRS 392.439 (1997) allows for medical exemption from immunization requirements with a written statement signed by a licensed physician and a parent or guardian stating that the medical condition of the child will not permit him to be immunized to the extent required by NRS 392.435 (1997).  NRS 392.437 (1997) allows for religious exemption from immunization requirements if the parent or guardian of the child submits a written statement indicating that their religious belief prohibits immunization of the child or ward.  The statement must be submitted to the board of trustees of the school district or governing board of the charter school in which the child has been accepted for enrollment.

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Accommodation
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Staff with HIV
     Last Updated: 1/25/2006

No state policy.

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Students with HIV
     Last Updated: 12/5/2006

Communicable Diseases NRS 441A.190 (1991) does not permit a student to attend if the health authority of the board of education has determined that the disease requires exclusion from school.

Pregnant or Parenting Students
     Last Updated: 12/5/2006

Nevada has no state law or administrative rule that addresses attendance for pregnant or parenting students, nor does the state require districts to offer alternative programs for such students. The state also does not have any laws prohibiting teachers or counselors from discussing any specific topics with students. School districts may provide alternative programs for pupils at risk of dropping out of high school, including pregnant of parenting students per NRS 388.537 (2001).

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Individual Health Plan for Students
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

NRS 388.520 (1999) requires the state board to develop standards for programs of instruction for special services in an individual education plan that includes other health impairments," defined in State Board of Education Administrative Code 388.046 (2000) that includes chronic or acute health problems.

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Coordination/ Implementation
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Coordinating or Advisory Councils
     Last Updated: 8/17/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: NRS 389.065 (1987) requires each board of trustees to appoint an advisory committee, consisting of five parents of children who attend schools in the district and four representatives from specific professions, to advise the district on content and materials of instruction for the course on AIDS, the human reproductive system, other communicable diseases, and sexual responsibility.

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School Health Program Coordinators
     Last Updated: 8/18/2008

State-level: No state policy.

Local-level: No state policy.

Confidentiality
     Last Updated: 9/9/2009

Student Health-Related Records: Nevada does not have a policy regarding the confidentiality of school health records, however, State Board of Education Administrative Code 392.350 (1997) does require each school district to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information."

Student Health-Related Services: No state policy.

Limitations on Student Surveys
     Last Updated: 1/25/2006

No state policy.

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