Our students are our most valuable resource. To that end, the district provides health clinics at each campus. The clinics' goal is to promote the optimum health of students and the students' abilities to achieve their individual educational goals. Health care staff monitors required immunizations, mandated health screenings, and maintains communication with parents, when needed.
The goal of health screening within a school setting is to detect possible health problems. Early identification and correction of defects will enable students to maximize their educational opportunities during the school year.
A good screening program is well organized, runs smoothly and rapidly; is acceptable to students, teachers, and parents; utilizes personnel efficiently; has neither too many over referrals nor too many under referrals; and is not diagnostic.
Vision, Hearing, Type 2 Diabetes and Spinal Screening
The special Senses and Communication Disorders Act (Article 4419g, V.T.C.S.) was passed by the 68th Texas Legislature in 1983. In 1985, this was amended by HB 2004 in the 69th Texas Legislative Session. The law requires that all children enrolled in any public, private, parochial or denominational licensed child-care facility or school in Texas for the first time, or who meet certain grade criteria must be screened or have a professional examination for possible Vision, Hearing, Acanthosis Nigricans or Spinal problems. Vision and Hearing screening is also required for all special education candidates.