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JLCA:  PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS OF STUDENTS

 

 

Every student will be examined once in each school year for screen­ing in sight or hearing and for other physical problems as provided in the laws.  A record of the results will be kept by the school nurse.

 

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 parent or guardian in order to participate on a squad and will, with the signed consent of parent or guardian, be thor­oughly examined to determine physical fitness.  The school physi­cian will examine athletes, except when a family wishes to have the examination done by their own doctor at their own expense.  A writ­ten report stating the fitness of the student to participate signed by the physician will be sent to the school Principal.

 

The school physician will make a prompt examination of all children referred to him/her by the school nurse. He/she will examine school employ­ees when, in his 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 child suffering from any disease or medical problem, the situation will be reported to the parent or guardian in writing, or by personal visit if remedial treatment is recommended.  A copy of the report will be filed at the school.

 

The school nurse will make a monthly report to the Superintendent of the number of students examined; the number excluded; and the number recommended for treatment or special adjustment of work.  In all cases of exclusion or recommendation, the causes will be included in the report.

 

 

SOURCE: MASC

 

LEGAL REFS.:            M.G.L. 71:53; 71:54; 71:56; 71:57

 

CROSS REF.:              JF, School Admissions

 

Adopted on:     April 10, 2008

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