State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include vision, hearing, dental, or BMI exams).
Mississippi Administrative Code 7-3-38.12.1 Appendix
- Fitness Testing
Students must participate in fitness testing using the FITNESSGRAM(R), ACTIVITYGRAM(R), President's Challenge to Physical Fitness, or other comparable program. This assessment must be conducted in grade 5 and the grade in which the student will earn the 1/2 Carnegie unit requirement for graduation. The time required to conduct the fitness assessment would count toward the minutes required for minimum implementation for physical education.
Mississippi Administrative Code 7-3-38.9 Criteria for School Nurse (Registered Nurse) & Licensed Practical Nurse Working in the School Setting
The major focus of school nursing services is the prevention of illness and disabilities and the early detection and correction of health problems. The school nurse promotes and protects the health status of students and staff through functions in all areas of Coordinated School Health.
a. HEALTH SERVICES
- i. Provide health assessments
Mississippi School Nurse Procedures and Standard of Care
This manual provides guidance for school nurses on procedures and recommendations for practice and care, including guidance on conducting hearing, vision, and dental/oral health screenings.