Annual Health Screening
Texas law requires the following health screenings for students in the following grades:Grades Pre-K, K, 1,3,5,7 as well as new students entering the district. Parents, students, and staff may request a screening at any time. Students who fail the screening will receive a referral notice for further evaluation. A parent/guardian can present proof of vision, hearing, and scoliosis evaluations from private sources, in lieu of this screening.
In an attempt to align spinal screening requirements with the recommendations of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), students in grades 5 and 8 will be screened for abnormal spinal curvature before the end of the school year. The screening requirement for students entering grades 5 or 8 may be met if the student has been screened for spinal deformities during the previous year.For more information, visit http://www.aaos.org/about/papers/position/1122.asp.