7121

Adoption Date: 7/19/1994, Revised: 6/20/2000; 1/20/04; 4/4/06; 9/5/06; 4/1/08; 1/5/16
7000 - STUDENTS

ATTENDANCE
7121 DIAGNOSTIC SCREENING OF STUDENTS

The Board of Education shall provide for the screening of every new entrant to school after enrollment. Such diagnostic screening shall be conducted:

a) By persons appropriately trained or qualified;

  1. b) In the student's native language if the language of the home is other than English;
  2. c) In the case of new entrants, no later than December 1 of the school year of entry or within fifteen (15) days of transfer of a student into a New York State public school should the entry take place after December 1 of the school year;

Such screening shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  1. a) A physical examination by a physician or submission of a health certificate in accordance with Sections 901, 903, and 904 of the Education Law, including proof of immunization as required by Section 2164 of the Public Health Law;
  2. b) An assessment of motor development, of receptive and expressive language development, articulation skills, and cognitive ability in the student's native language, if the language of the home is not English.

If such screening indicates a possible disability, giftedness, or limited English proficiency, a referral shall be made to the appropriate personnel no later than fifteen (15) calendar days after completion of such diagnostic screening.

Reporting to Parents

Parents/guardians of children to be screened shall receive information in advance regarding the purpose of screening, the areas to be screened and the referral process. The information shall be communicated either orally or in writing in the parents' primary language(s). This information will be provided during the registration interview. Parents/guardians have the right to request information regarding their child's performance during screening. They shall have access to the screening results and to obtain copies upon request.

Confidentiality of Information

The Board of Education's policy and administrative regulations in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 shall apply to all information collected about a child through the screening program. In accordance with the policy and regulations, parents shall be informed of their right to privacy, their right to access to the records and their right to challenge those records should they be inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate.

Policy References:
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 United States Code (USC) Section 1232(g)
Education Law Sections 901, 903, 904, 905, 914 and 3208(5)
Public Health Law Section 2164
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Parts 117, 136, 142.2 and 154

Policy Cross References:
» 7132 - EDUCATION OF HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH
» 7512 - STUDENT PHYSICALS
» 8240 - CIVILITY, CITIZENSHIP, AND CHARACTER EDUCATION/INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION


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