School Health Services
School health services are provided in the BBFASD to develop and maintain optimum health in children of school age. Health services provided include yearly vision examinations and yearly height and weight assessments. Medical examinations are given upon entry as well as grades six and eleven. Dental exams are given upon entry as well as grades three and seven. Screening programs conducted throughout the school year include hearing tests, lipid testing for seventh grade students, and scoliosis screening on sixth and seventh grade students. In addition, Body Mass Index (BMI) is administered to all students in kindergarten through grade 12. The school nurse develops and coordinates all of the health services and acts as a health advocate to students who are ill or injured during school hours. She serves as a source of information to teachers and as an interpreter to the parent of a child's health as revealed in health records and behavior.