Georgia - Preventive health screenings in ES: Standards

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

State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

O.C.G.A. §20-2-770. Rules and regulations for nutritional screening and eye, ear, and dental examinations of students

The Department of Public Health is authorized and directed, in cooperation with the State Board of Education, to promulgate rules and regulations to provide for a nutritional screening and eye, ear, and dental examinations for eachstudent entering the first grade in the public schools of this state and at such other times as such rules and regulations shall provide. Such rules and regulations shall provide procedures for local boards of health to provide for such examinations and screenings and for the issuance of a certificate to the parent or parents of children entering the first grade indicating that such examinations and screenings have been made, and such certificates shall be turned in to the school officials atthe time of enrollment. Such rules and regulations shall further provide that the examinations and screenings required inthis Code section may be made by private practitioners and authorize the certification provided for in this Code section by such private practitioners.


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.
<a href="http://sos.ga.gov/”>Source: Georgia Secretary of State


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. --- 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.
<a href="http://sos.ga.gov/”>Source: Georgia Secretary of State


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.


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.
<a href="http://sos.ga.gov/”>Source: Georgia Secretary of State

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