5011 Physical Examination and Visual Evaluation of Students

5011 physical examination and visual evaluation of students

  1. Physical Examination.  The following students shall provide evidence of a physical examination by a qualified health care provider:
    • all incoming students in the beginner grade;
    • students in seventh grade; and
    • all out-of-state transfer students.
    Evidence of a physical examination must be dated no more than six months prior to entrance

  2. Visual Evaluation for Students.  The following students shall provide evidence of a vision evaluation by a qualified vision health care provider:
    • all incoming students in the beginner grade and
    • all out-of-state transfer students
    The health care provider must test the student for amblyopia, strabismus and internal and external eye health, with testing sufficient to determine visual acuity. Evidence of a visual evaluation must be dated no more than six months prior to entrance.

    Parents or guardians who wish to receive information regarding free or reduced-cost visual evaluations may contact Kids Connection at (877)- NEB-KIDS or the Nebraska Optometric Association at (800) 766-4466.

  3. Objection to Examination.  Any parent(s) or guardian(s) who object to a physical and/or vision examination and evaluation must submit a signed and dated refusal form to the school.

Adopted on: 10 March 2014
Revised on: 12 February 2018
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