Massachusetts School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Social-emotional Learning (SEL)

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Massachusetts School Discipline Laws & Regulations: Social-emotional Learning (SEL)

Category: Prevention, Behavioral Interventions, and Supports
Subcategory: Social-emotional Learning (SEL)
State: Massachusetts

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LAWS

ALM GL ch. 69, § 1L. Comprehensive interdisciplinary health education and human service discretionary grant program; proposals; rejection; funds.

Instruction in health education shall include, but shall not be limited to, consumer health, ecology, community health, body structure and function safety, nutrition, fitness and body dynamics, dental health, emotional and character development, promotion of self-esteem skills, AIDS/HIV prevention education in accordance with policies or regulations of the board, and training in the administration of first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

ALM GL ch. 69, § 1P. Safe and supportive schools framework.

(a) As used in this section the term "safe and supportive schools" shall mean schools that foster a safe, positive, healthy and inclusive whole-school learning environment that:

(i) enables students to develop positive relationships with adults and peers, regulate their emotions and behavior, achieve academic and non-academic success in school and maintain physical and psychological health and well-being; and (ii) integrates services and aligns initiatives that promote students' behavioral health, including social and emotional learning, bullying prevention, trauma sensitivity, dropout prevention, truancy reduction, children's mental health, foster care and homeless youth education, inclusion of students with disabilities, positive behavioral approaches that reduce suspensions and expulsions and other similar initiatives.

REGULATIONS

No relevant regulations found.

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