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Policies » Section J: Students » JLCA: Physical Examinations Of Students

Policy Date: 12/13/2004

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Each child must have a complete physical examination within a one-year period before entry into school. The Auburn School Board requires a complete medical examination by a licensed professional one-year prior to entrance into sixth grade.

However, no medical examination shall be required of a child whose parent or guardian objects thereto in writing on the grounds such medical examination is contrary to his/her religious tenets and teachings.

Parents/guardians of students transferring to the Auburn School District must present proof of meeting the physical examination requirement within thirty days of entrance. Immunizations must meet state requirements on the first day of attendance. Failure to comply with this provision may result in exclusion from school for the child.

A child shall be exempted from the above immunization requirements if he/she presents evidence from his/her health care provider that immunization will be detrimental to his/her health. A child shall be excused from immunization for religious reasons upon the signing of a notarized form by the parent/guardian stating that the child has not been immunized because of religious beliefs.

A student must have an up-to-date physical to participate in the athletic program. The physical exam done previously on entering sixth grade will suffice. A new health history form must be filled out and signed by the parent/guardian every time a student tries out for a sport, if there is a change from the said physical, a new physical may be required before the child can continue to try out.

Any injured student excused from athletic practice for three or more days while under a health care provider’s care must provide written authorization from a health care provider to the coach to resume practice.

No child shall be excused from regular physical education except on the written notice of a duly licensed health care provider or on the written request of the parents/guardians, subject to board approval, in which case an alternative program shall be provided. Temporary excuses on a day-to-day basis may be granted by the teacher upon the request of the parents/guardians.

Parent Notification – Certain Circumstances
If the Auburn School District utilizes federal money to perform physical examinations or screenings on students, the District will annually notify parents/guardians of such physical examination or screening, except for vision, hearing, or scoliosis.

Regulatory and Statutory References:  Ed. 306, RSA 141-C:20-c, Immunization Exemptions, RSA 200:32, Physical Examination of Pupils, RSA 200:38, Control and Prevention of Communicable Diseases; Duties of School Nurse,  No Child Left Behind, Title II, Sec 1061

Adopted: October 23, 2001
Adopted: October 6, 2003
Adopted: March 8, 2004
Adopted: December 13, 2004