• Screening Guidelines

    As a required state law, the following health appraisals will be conducted on students of BISD:

    1. Vision and hearing screenings will be conducted on all students in grades Pre-K, K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th as well as all students who are new students up to grade 9.  Students, parents, and teachers may request screening anytime during the school year.  If problems are found, a parent/guardian will be notified by letter/email and/or phone. Exemption information can be found here.

    2. Spinal screening

      In compliance with Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37, all children shall undergo screening for abnormal spinal curvature in accordnace with the following schedule:

    • Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 ( or fall semester of grade 5) and again at age 12 ( or fall semester of grade 7).
    • Boys will be sceened one time at age 13 or 14 ( or fall semester of grade 8).

      If medical problems are found, parent/guardian will be notified by letter/email and/or by phone. If you have questions about the procedures we follow for spinal screenings, please click here.  Exemption information can be found by clicking here.