ANNUAL PUBLIC NOTICE
Port Allegany School District
Screening and Evaluation Procedures
1. Health Examinations
Although the physical and mental health of each child is primarily the responsibility of the home and parents, the school district
provides not only state-mandated health services, but also functions to maintain and improve the health of each student while in
Each pupil shall receive a comprehensive health examination in kindergarten, in sixth grade and in eleventh grade. These
examinations will be conducted by the school physician or physician’s assistant. A private examination conducted at the parents’
request, at their expense, will be accepted in lieu of the school examination.
Each pupil shall receive a comprehensive dental examination in kindergarten, third and seventh grades. The examinations will be
conducted by the school dentist. A private examination conducted at the parents’ request and at their expense will be accepted in lieu
of the school examination.
For each pupil transferring to the schools of this district, the Superintendent shall request an adequate health record from the
Beginning with kindergarten and continuing through the twelfth grade, the school district will maintain for each student a developmental
health history. This health history includes required vision and hearing screenings.
The individual pupil records of health examinations shall be maintained as a confidential record subject to statute and the policies of
In accordance with the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education of the Port Allegany School District
has approved a testing program designed to provide information concerning the proficiency of children in the district on standardized
tests of academic achievement and aptitude in grades 2 through 8 and grades 10 and 11.
The results of these tests provide a continuing record of each child's aca