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Health & School Safety

In addition to providing their students with a quality education, schools strive to give them safe, clean facilities and necessary support services to ensure their health and safety.

School Safety: The Office of Safe and Supportive Schools addresses issues such as bullying, harassment, dropout prevention and learning conditions.

School Climate: Tennessee’s Center for School Climate works to sustain positive learning environments in schools by promoting engagement and ensuring safety.

School Nutrition: Tennessee schools administer healthy meals to students during the school day as a part of the National School Lunch Program.

Coordinated School Health: This state system connects physical and mental wellbeing with education.

Emergency Preparedness: The Center for School Safety offers guides to disaster response.

TennderCare: Through this TennCare program, Tennessee promotes good health among children through regular checkups and health services.

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network: Tennessee makes resources available to those who need help through its website and statewide hotline, 1-800-273-TALK.

MethFreeTN: The state is working to fight drug use and addiction.