5141.3 BP - Health Examinations

Board Policy No. 5141.3
Policy adopted:  April 6, 2017


The Governing Board recognizes that periodic health examinations of students may lead to the detection and treatment of conditions that impact learning.  Health examinations also may help in determining whether special adaptations of the school program are necessary. 

The Superintendent or designee shall verify that students have complied with legal requirements for a comprehensive health screening, an oral health assessment, and immunizations at school entry. In addition, the district shall administer tests for vision, hearing and scoliosis as required by law. 

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that staff employed to examine students exercise proper care of each student and that examination results are kept confidential.  Records related to these examinations shall be available only in accordance with law.

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

Legal Reference:
44871-44879  Employment qualifications
49400-49413  General powers-school boards (re pupil health)
49422  Supervision of health and physical development
49450-49457  Physical examinations (of pupils)
49460-49466  Development of standardized health assessments
Health and Safety Code
120325-120380 Immunization against communicable diseases
121475-121520 Tuberculosis tests for pupils
590-596  Vision screening
3027  Hearing and vision screening for special education
3028   Audiological screening







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