P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA24457

540-863-1809††† 540-863-1804 fax

 

 

 

 

 

DATE:†† April 16, 2018

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Scoliosis Screening and Information Provision

RATIONALE

The division will provide a statement to all parents in the Parent-Student Handbook annually stating that the Virginia Assembly requires schools to provide parents educational material in grades five through ten in accordance with House Bill # 1834 regarding scoliosis. The annual information will be included in the Parent-Student Handbook. In addition, the handbook statement will inform parents that they may request a scoliosis screening be done by the school nurse, and it will be done upon request. Additionally, a letter will be sent home to parents at the beginning of the school year informing them again that they can request a scoliosis screening be done by the school for their child. This letter will require the parent to sign and indicate that they are requesting the screening and return it to school.

 

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

Nursing Services

LEGAL REFERENCE

House Bill #1834

STAFF CONTACTS

Elizabeth V. Heath, Ph. D., Director of Special Education

SUPERINTENDENTíS

RECOMMENDATION

 

 

 

Documents related to the Boardís discussion of Scoliosis:

 

Opt In Letter to Parents

Informational Language from the Parent-Student Handbook regarding Scoliosis
Information Annual Notification to Parents