Board Policy #S-5141.3

New Haven Unified School District
STUDENT POLICIES

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 program are necessary.

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

(cf. 5141.26 - Tuberculosis Testing)
(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)

All students who participate as cheerleaders, song leaders, members of color guard, or athletes in organized competitive sports shall first undergo and file with the district a current medical examination. 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.

(cf. 5143 - Insurance)
(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

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)
49452.8 Oral health assessment
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              
February 1, 1994
April 3, 2007  

Second Reading          
March 1, 1994
May 1, 2007

Administrative Regulation for Board Policy #S-5141.3