JLCA: Physical Examination of Students

Every student will be examined for screening in sight, hearing, body mass index (BMI), and for other physical problems as provided by law and regulation. The school nurse will keep a record of the results.

Every student will be given a general physical examination four times: upon entering school and upon admittance to the fourth, seventh, and tenth grades. The results of examinations will be a basis for determining what corrective measures or modifications of school activities, if any, should be recommended.  A record of all examinations and recommendations will be kept.

Every candidate for a school athletic team will present the signed consent of the parent in order to participate on a squad and will, with the signed consent of the parent, be thoroughly examined to determine physical fitness. It is the parent’s responsibility to obtain the required physical examination from the students’ primary care provider, although school physicians are available on a very limited basis for this purpose. A written report stating the fitness of the student to participate signed by the physician will be sent to the Athletic Director.

The school physician will make a prompt examination of all students referred to him/her by the school nurse. He/she will examine staff members when, in his/her opinion, the protection of the student’s health may require it. Except in an emergency, the school physician will not prescribe for or treat any student.

Whenever the school nurse finds a student suffering from any disease or medical problem, the situation will be reported to the parent in writing or by telephone call. A copy of the report will be filed at the school.

The school nurse will report to principals (who will report to the Superintendent) all information relevant to exclusion or special adjustment of student work.

MSC first vote: 11/26/13
MSC second vote: 12/19/13