Code No. 607.2
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
Health services are an integral part of comprehensive school improvement, assisting all students to increase learning, achievement, and performance. Health services coordinate and support existing programs to assist each student in achievement of an optimal state of physical, mental and social well being. Student health services ensure continuity and create linkages between school, home, and community service providers. The school district’s comprehensive school improvement plan, needs, and resources determine the linkages.
The superintendent, in conjunction with the (school nurse, health advisory committee, public health nurse, school health team, etc.) will develop administrative regulations implementing this policy. The superintendent will provide a written report on the role of health services in the education program to the board annually.
Note: This is a mandatory policy. If a school district will be using federal money to perform physical exams or screenings on students, the school district must annually notify parents of the exam or screening except for hearing, vision or scoliosis. The following language is suggested;
“The school district will annually notify parents of physical exams or screenings conducted on students except for vision, hearing or scoliosis.”
For more detailed discussion of this issue, see IASB's Policy Primer, Vol. 14 #3- June 28, 2001.