Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools




170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002

Policy JLCA: Physical Examinations of Students

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Every student will be examined once in each school year for screening in sight or hearing and for other physical problems as provided in laws. A record of the results will be kept by the school nurse.

A report of general physical examination on every student will be required four times: upon entering school and upon admittance to the fourth, seventh, and tenth grades. The results of examinations will be a basis for determining what corrective measures or modifications of school activities, if any, should be recommended. A record of all examinations and recommendations will be kept by the school nurse.

Every candidate for a school athletic team will present the signed consent of parent or guardian in order to participate on a squad and will, with the signed consent of parent or guardian, be thoroughly examined to determine physical fitness. The school physician will examine athletes, except when a family wishes to have the examination done by its own doctor at its own expense. A written report stating the fitness of the student to participate signed by the physician will be sent to the school principal.

The school physician will make a prompt examination of all children referred to him by the school nurse. He will examine school employees when, in his opinion, the protection of the students’ health may require it. Except in an emergency, the school physician will not prescribe for or treat any student.


MGL 71:54 , 71:57

Region Voted to Approve: 4/19/83
Amherst Voted to Approve: 5/5/83
Pelham Voted to Approve: 5/10/83
Effective Date: 4/19/83