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Policies » Section J: Students » JLCA: Physical Examinations Of Students

Policy Date: 01/18/2005

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Each child must have a complete physical examination within a one-year period before entry into
school. The Hooksett School Board requires a complete medical examination by a licensed
professional one-year prior to entrance into sixth grade.

However, no medical examination shall be required of a child whose parent or guardian objects
thereto in writing on the grounds such medical examination is contrary to his/her religious tenets
and teachings.

Parents/guardians of students transferring to the Hooksett School District must present proof of
meeting the physical examination requirement within thirty days of entrance. Students must
meet state immunization requirements on the first day of attendance. Failure to comply with this
provision may result in exclusion from school for the child.

A student must have an up-to-date physical to participate in the athletic program. The physical
exam done previously on entering sixth grade will suffice.

No child shall be excused from regular physical education except on the written notice of a duly
licensed health care provider or on the written request of the parents/guardians, subject to board
approval, in which case an alternative program shall be provided. Temporary excuses on a dayto-
day basis may be granted by the teacher upon the request of the parents/guardians.

Readmittance to physical education after prolonged illness/injury requires notice from a licensed
health care provider.

Regulatory and Statutory References: NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 311.03, Physical Examination of Students, RSA 141-C:20-c, Immunization Exemptions, RSA 200:32, Physical Examination of Pupils,RSA 200:38, Control and Prevention of Communicable Diseases; Duties of School Nurse No Child Left Behind, Title II, Sec 1061

Adopted: September 3, 1985
Revised Adopted: November 4, 1986
Adopted: January 18, 2005