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

Policy Date: 08/04/2005

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Each child must have a complete physical examination within a one-year period before entry into school.

However, no medical examination shall be required of a child whose parent/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 Candia School District must present proof of meeting the physical examination requirement within thirty days of entrance. Failure to comply with this provision may result in exclusion from school for the child. Students must meet state immunization requirements on the first day of attendance.

A child shall be exempted from the above immunization requirements if he/she presents evidence from his/her physician that an 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.

Students must pass a physical every two years to be eligible for athletics. The results of this physical examination must be given to the appropriate school personnel. Any injured student excused from athletic practice for three or more days while under a physician’s care must provide written authorization from a physician to the coach to resume practice.

No child shall be excused from regular physical education except on the written notice of a duly licensed physician or on the written request of the parent/guardian. Temporary excuses on a day-to-day basis may be granted by the physical education teacher upon the request of the parent/guardian. Re-admittance into physical education after prolonged illness/injury also requires written notice from a health care provider.

Parent Notification – Certain Circumstances
If the Candia 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: January 3, 2002
Adopted: August 7, 2003
Adopted: August 4, 2005