Scoliosis screening for grade five and grade seven girls will be on March 29, 2017. Each fifth and seventh grade girl will receive a scoliosis refusal form to be signed by a parent if the parent would rather have this important screening done by their own healthcare provider. Please have the scoliosis refusal form returned to the RN office by Wednesday, March 1, 2017, otherwise scoliosis screening will proceed as per custom. Please review the new law:
Section 4 of Public Act 15-215, effective July 1, 2015 changes the grades in which boards of education must conduct vision, hearing and postural screenings of students. Now, both vision and hearing screenings are required for students in kindergarten and grade one, and then grades three through five. Postural screenings are now required for female students in grades five and seven, and for male students in grades eight or nine. In Bolton, male students will receive the postural screening in grade nine. Public Act 15-215 can be viewed at http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/ACT/PA/2015PA-00215-R00HB-07023-PA.htm.