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Health screening policies will be changed, effective July 1, 2018

| June 7, 2018

The following are the new policies enacted by New York State that will be in effect on July 1, 2018.

Screenings

Health Screening

Health examinations will be required for new entrants and in grades PreK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. This is the form required for Health Examinations.

Scoliosis Screening

Scoliosis screening will be required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys

Vision Screening

Vision screening for color perception, distance, and near vision acuity will be required for new students within 6 months of admission to school. Distance and near vision acuity will be required in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

Hearing Screening

Hearing screening utilizing pure tone testing will be required for new entrants within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.

Parents will be notified about failed screenings.

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