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Subchapter 003 : HEALTH AND SAFETY GENERALLY(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 1432)
§ 1432. Menstrual products
(a) By enacting this statute, the General Assembly intends to ensure that all students attending a public school or an approved independent school have access to menstrual products at no cost and without having to request them.
(b)(1) A school district and an approved independent school shall make menstrual products available at no cost for each school within the district or under the jurisdiction of the board of the independent school in:
(A) a majority of gender-neutral bathrooms and bathrooms designated for female students that are generally used by students who are eight years of age or older; and
(B) the school nurse’s office.
(2) The school district or independent school, in consultation with the school nurse who provides services to the school, shall determine which of the gender-neutral bathrooms and bathrooms designated for female students to stock with menstrual products and which brands to use.
(c) School districts and approved independent schools shall bear the cost of supplying menstrual products and may seek grants or partner with a nonprofit or community-based organization to fulfill this obligation. (Added 2021, No. 66, § 11, eff. June 7, 2021.)