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Postural Screening
Postural Screening

Postural screening is required by M.G.L. c. 71, sec. 57. It is the responsibility of the school to see that each child is screened and referred as appropriate unless the parent makes a written request for exemption. Postural screening is conducted yearly for all children in Grade 5 through Grade 9. This is not a diagnostic service but does provide screening for postural problems prevalent in this age group, which sometimes need medical attention. Parents/guardians will be notified of any screening failures with a referral form for the child's physician to complete and return to school nurse.

Parents/guardians who wish to opt their child out of scheduled health screenings will need to submit a written request to the School Nurse.  Parents/guardians should contact their School Nurse with any questions about scheduled health screenings.