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Fact Sheet: What Is Policy?

2009 | Download

A policy is a rule or set of rules that people must follow. Policies have the power to influence how you and others act. Policies can be set by government, schools, organizations, and other groups. In schools, school board members are responsible for adopting school policy. Once a practice is written into school policy, the school is then obligated to follow the policy.

This fact sheet, from PHI's California Project LEAN, provides basic background information on local school wellness policies.

Download the fact sheet. Also available in Spanish.