Health Examinations



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 programs are necessary.

In addition to verifying that students have complied with legal requirements for health examinations and immunizations before enrolling in school, the District shall administer tests for vision, hearing and scoliosis as required by law.

All students who participate as cheerleaders, song leaders, or athletes in organized competitive sports shall first undergo and file with the District a current medical examination. The Board approves use of the "Pre-Participation Physical Examination" form as recommended by CIF, including any updated versions. This form is endorsed by five major medical societies: American Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of Pediatrics; American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine. The form may be completed by an MD, DO or DC. Upon sustaining an injury or serious illness, a student may be required to have another examination before participating further. This requirement does not apply to participants in occasional play day or field day activities.

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.

Legal Reference:
Education Code
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
Code of Regulations, Title 5
590-596 Vision screening
3027 Hearing and vision screening for special education
3028 Audiological screening

First Reading: 11/8/06

Governing Board Adoption: 11/8/06

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