Boulder Valley School District

JLC

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File:  JLC (pdf)
Adopted:  October 28, 1993
Revised: September 26, 2000, January 8, 2019


STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES AND RECORDS

The purpose of the school health services program shall be to supplement the efforts and guidance of parents/guardians in raising student awareness of the benefits of regular health care.

The objectives of the school health services program are:

  1. To maximize student learning and achievement by managing health-related risks, promoting good health habits among students, and stimulating a safe, sanitary, and healthful environment in school;
  2. To assist in the identification and referral to appropriate health care providers for medical, psychological and physical needs;
  3. To foster collaboration and partnerships with the community health care system;
  4. To value diversity and promote understanding of the relationship between health and culture;
  5. To manage student health assets responsibly; and
  6. To provide a high-quality committed staff of student health professionals.

Health Records

Health records shall be maintained by health services personnel and kept in a separate and secure health file.

Access to the health files shall be limited to only those school personnel who have a specific and legitimate educational interest in the information for use in furthering a student’s academic achievement or maintaining a safe and orderly teaching environment.

Health services personnel shall maintain a record of who has been given access, when access occurred and to which specific records.

Annual Screening Programs

The sight and hearing of all students in kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth grades, students new to the district, or students in comparable age groups referred for testing shall be tested during the school year by the school nurse, teacher, principal or other qualified person authorized by the school district, as required by law. These screenings shall not
be required of any student whose parent/guardian objects on religious or personal grounds. The parent/guardian shall be informed when a deficiency is found.

Dental Health

The school district shall participate in programs to encourage good dental health including instruction, dental examination clinics when available and referral to agencies which can provide aid for those in need.

Communicable Diseases

Students showing symptoms of a communicable disease, an infectious condition, or illness or disability of a serious nature shall be referred to the school nurse. The school nurse shall report the presence of a communicable disease, if action is necessary to protect the health of other students and staff.

LEGAL REFS.:   
20 U.S.C. 7906 (prohibition against the use of Title I funds to operate a program of contraception distribution in the schools)
C.R.S. 13-22-102, 103 (minors may consent to medical treatment)
C.R.S. 22-1-116 (vision and hearing tests)
C.R.S. 25-4-402 (parental consent not required to treat minor for sexually transmitted infection)
C.R.S. 25-4-901 et seq. (school entry immunization)
C.R.S. 25-6-102 (dissemination of contraceptive information)
6 CCR 1010-6, Rule 6.13 (requirements for health services in schools)

CROSS REFS.:   
GBEB, Staff Conduct (And Responsibilities)
JEC, Admission and Denial of Admission
JLCB, Immunization of Students
JLCC, Communicable/Infectious Diseases JLCD, Administering Medications to Students
JLCEA, Students with Special Health Needs


End of File: JLC