Vision and Hearing Screenings
Screenings for vision and hearing are provided in accordance with the Illinois Department of Health and District 15 guidelines. Parents/guardians and staff members who suspect a problem with a student’s vision or hearing are encouraged to call the nurse and request a screening. Students identified as having a potential visual deficit by the school screenings are referred for medical follow up. Providing documentation of medical follow up is required. Community resources can be provided as needed. Parents/guardians who object to screenings for their child on religious grounds may contact the school nurse for additional information.
Note: Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. A child is not required to undergo the vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.