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Colorado Board Of Health Approves New Vaccination Exemption Rules
The new vaccination rules go into effect in July 2016. Under the new rules, parents who seek an exemption from school vaccine requirements for their children for a non-medical reason will have to resubmit such requests annually from kindergarten to the senior year of high school.
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Submit Your School Counselor Corps Grant Request for Proposal by May 1
The 2015-16 school counselor corps grant request for proposal is due Friday, May 1 for education providers that are not currently participating in the grant program. 
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Attend a Training to Help Strengthen Your Local Wellness Policy
Trainings in March and April will help districts update local wellness policy with best practices in school health and determine strategies to assess and implement policy. 
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