Georgia - Preventive health screenings in ES—BMI: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute; standard
Summary: 

State law addresses body mass index screening or requires height AND weight measurement.

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.12. Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Program Plan

(g) Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, each local school system shall conduct an annual fitness assessment program, as approved and funded by the State Board of Education, one time each school year for students in grades one through 12, to be conducted only during a physical education course that is taught by a certificated physical education teacher in which a student is enrolled. Such assessments shall include methods deemed by the State Board of Education as appropriate to as certain levels of student physical fitness. Each local school system shall report the individual results of the fitness assessment to the parent or guardian of each student assessed and the aggregate results of the fitness assessments by school to the State Board of Education annually in a format approved and funded by the State Board of Education. The minimum required contents of the report shall be determined by the State Board of Education.


Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 511-5-6-.02. Filing of Certificates

(1) The parent or guardian of a child being admitted for the first time to a public school shall furnish to the school authorities a properly executed Department of Public Health Form 3300: Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Screening. The Certificate shall be subject to audit by the Department and by the local Health Department.

(2) The vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings reported on the Certificate must have been conducted within one year prior to the time that the child is admitted for the first time to a public school.


Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 511-5-6-.08. Department of Public Health Form 3300

NUTRITION

[ ] Unable to screen (explain why below)

Height: [ ] 

Weight: [ ]  

BMI: [ ] 

BMI%: [ ] 

[ ] 5th to 84th percentile -- Appropriate for age

[ ] < 5th percentile -- Needs further evaluation

[ ] ≥ 85th percentile -- Needs further evaluation

[ ] Under professional care (explain below) --- Screenings Required for Children Entering School(1)The following screenings shall be required for each child and reported on the Certificate: vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition.(2)For purposes of the nutrition screening, "Body Mass Index" calculations shall be made using the current formula published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


O.C.G.A. §20-2-777. Annual fitness assessment program; reporting and compliance

(a)

(1) Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, each local school system shall conduct an annual fitness assessment program, as approved and funded by the State Board of Education, one time each school year for students in grades one through 12, to be conducted only during a physical education course that is taught by a certificated physical education teacher in which a student is enrolled. Such assessments shall include methods deemed by the State Board of Education as appropriate to as certain levels of student physical fitness. Each local school system shall report the individual results of the fitness assessment to the parent or guardian of each student assessed and the aggregate results of the fitness assessments by school to the State Board of Education annually in a format approved and funded by the State Board of Education. The minimum required contents of the report shall be determined by the State Board of Education.
<a href="http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx”>Source: Georgia General Assembly


Georgia Performance Standards for Physical Education

Participates in criterion-referenced fitness assessments with close teacher guidance and supervision (Ex. Fitnessgram) and realizes whether he/she is within the healthy fitness zone.
<a href="http://www.gadoe.org/Pages/Home.aspx”>Source: Georgia Department of Education

--- Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.12. Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Program Plan

(e) Fitness assessment program -- annual assessment measuring and reporting health related fitness in the areas ofaerobic capacity, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.

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