Health Services

Health Services

Vision Academy Charter School complies with all state required health service for the students. A part time nurse is hired to handle all required health service. Along with the School Leader, the school nurse also is contact with school district and hospitals to bring necessary medical service for the students as it is needed. Each student will receive a hearing test, vision test, and tuberculosis test at requested interval as it is stated $14-1402 by the school nurse or an appropriate medical technician. Measurement of height and weight of students will also be updated regularly and be part of health record. All children of school age, upon original entry into the school, in the third grade, and while in the seventh grade, will be given a dental examination by a dentist. Vision Academy Charter School will also maintain a comprehensive health record of each student in soft-copy and hardcopy format and update it regularly. These records will be given to parents to supply to their children’s physicians at the time medical examination as it is required. Part of the job responsibility of school nurse is also to monitor students’ health and take proper action in case of any unusual behavior , change in physical appearance or any sign that my indicate a problem in student health. The school nurse also works with individual student’s parents/guardians to monitor at school care treatment, such as asthma inhalers or prescribed medication during the school time. Vision Academy Charter School takes all necessary steps to comply with all requirements in Pennsylvania Public School Code P.S. 24.1 $14-1401.