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San Benito Consolidated Independent School District

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240 N. Crockett St., San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: 956-361-6100

Health Screenings

Compliance with Texas and Health Safety Code requirements for vision, hearing, and spinal screenings is required for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
In lieu of the screenings provided by the school: (1) parents or guardians may provide screening record signed by a licensed professional, or (2) parents or guardians may provide signed statement that the vision, hearing, or spinal screening conflicts with the tenets and practices of a church or religious denomination of which the affant is an adherent or member.
Vision & Hearing Screenings
 

Who Must Be Screened

When Screening Must Be Done

  • 4-year-old (by Sept. 1)

  • Kindergartners

  • New to district (4 years through 12th grade)

Within 120 days of admission

 

  • 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grade

Anytime within the school year, but preferably within the first semester

 

Spinal Screenings
 

Who Must Be Screened

When Screening Must Be Done

Girls

Fall semester of 5th grade

Fall semester of 7th grade

Boys

Fall semester of 8th grade

Acanthosis Screenings
 
Students will be screened for acanthosis anytime a vision, hearing, or spinal screening is performed.