The Board requires a health assessment prior to the pupil's initial enrollment in a West Hartford Public School. Subsequent to the initial enrollment the Board shall require each pupil enrolled in the public schools to have health assessments in grades six or seven and nine or ten. Additional health assessments may be required at the discretion of the Board's medical advisor. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in exclusion.
Health assessment requirements are waived if the parent or legal guardian of the pupil or the pupil (if he or she is an emancipated minor or is eighteen years of age or older) notifies the school personnel in writing that the parent, guardian or pupil objects on religious grounds.
No record of any pupil's medical assessment may be open to the public.
Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes:
10-205 Appointment of school medical advisors
10-206 Health assessments
10-206a Free health assessments
10-207 Duties of medical advisors
10-208 Exemption from examination or treatment
10-209 Records not to be public.
Provisions of reports of schools.
10-214 Vision, audiometric and postural screenings.
When required; notification of parents re defects;
record of results.
Adopted: October 15, 1990
Reviewed: June 4, 1996
Reviewed: November 18, 2008