Escondido Union ESD | BP 5141.3 Students
The Board of Education 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.
To determine the health status of students, facilitate the removal of handicaps to learning, and determine whether special adaptations of the school program may be necessary, the board shall require that periodic examinations be conducted for vision, and hearing in accordance with law, board policy, and administrative regulations.
(cf. 5141.26 - Tuberculosis Testing)
(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)
(cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)
(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)
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; Confidentiality)
A parent/guardian may annually file a statement with the principal withholding consent to any physical examination of his/her child. The statement may specify that examination is contrary to their religious beliefs. The child shall be exempt, but shall be subject to exclusion due to a suspected contagious or infectious disease. (Education Code 49451 and 49455)
(cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance)
(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)
Reports to the board regarding the number of students found to have physical problems and the effort made to correct them shall in no way reveal the identity of students.
The superintendent or designee shall develop the necessary regulations to implement this policy.
48980 Parental notifications
49422 Supervision of health and physical development
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
3027 Hearing and vision screening for special education
3028 Audiological screening
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
1232h Protection of student rights
Expanding Access to School Health Services: Policy Considerations for Governing Boards, November 2008
Promoting Oral Health for California's Students: New Roles, New Opportunities for Schools, November 2008
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Standards for Scoliosis Screening in California Public Schools, 2007
A Guide for Vision Testing in California Public Schools, 2005
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records, November 2008
California Department of Education, Health Services/School Nursing: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn
California Department of Education, Type 2 Diabetes Information: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/type2diabetes.asp
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
Policy ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
revised: October 23, 2003 Escondido, California
revised: May 10, 2012