JHCA Policy - Physical Examinations of Students

Any pupil engaging in any competitive athletics shall, prior to participation in any form of exercise leading to the athletic participation, be given a physical examination by a physician. This cost will be the responsibility of the parents or guardians.

Where physical exercise is rather strenuous, such as physical education classes, and a student has any physical impairment whatsoever, these youngsters may be required to present authorization for participation from a physician or at the discretion of the Principal.

Youngsters may be excused from physical education activities and from curricular requirements relating to physical education activities upon the statement from a physician that participation would be injurious to their health.

Parental consent will be required for all examinations noted above if given by a school physician or under auspices of the school. However, parental consent will not be mandatory to refer a student to public health or other doctors for medical services in connection with pregnancy, venereal disease, alcohol use, or drug abuse. It shall be the policy of the district to encourage students to seek health services related to these problems with or without parental consent .

(Adoption date 11/19/80)