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Presentation to the School Committee on the new State requirement to record BMI for the individual students and report to the State. October 27, 2009

Presentation to the School Committee on the new State requirement to record BMI for the individual students and report to the State. October 27, 2009

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    FPS Growth Screening Requirement R2 FPS Growth Screening Requirement R2 Presentation Transcript

    • What is BMI?
      • BMI (Body Mass Index) is a guideline based on weight, height, sex and age to assess people who are underweight, at risk for overweight, or overweight
    • Timeline for Implementation
      • These requirements shall be met by June 30, 2010 by public school systems receiving direct funding from DPH for school nursing services as of the date of promulgation of these regulations and by June 30, 2011 by all other public schools
    • Current Health Screening Requirements in School
      • Vision Screening, annually grades K-5, 7,11
      • Height and Weight, annually grades K-5, 7, 9
      • Hearing Screening, annually K-3, 7, 11
      • Franklin is currently on a waiver from DPH allowing screening in the specific grades above, rather than all grades
    • Non-Compliance by 6/30/10 will result in:
      • Loss of grant money in difficult budget climate
      • Loss of information & tools from colleagues during ESHS monthly meetings
      • Screening waiver will no longer be in place and nurses will need to conduct Height & Weight, Vision and Hearing annually, K-12 for all students
    • Compliance vs. Non-Compliance with BMI Regulations
      • Compliance Non-Compliance Difference
      • (+BMI) (-BMI)
      • H/W 1,855 6,281 +4,426
      • Screenings
      • Per year
      • Vision 3,677 6,281 +2,604
      • Screenings
      • Per year
      • Hearing 2,689 6,281 +3,592
      • Screenings
      • Per year
      • Impact
      • on
      • Nurses 8,221 18,843 +10,622
      • (Total Screenings
      • Per year)
    • Next Steps:
      • Work with School Committee to develop Policy regarding BMI Screening
      • Development of informational and explanatory material for parents/guardians and school staff
      • Development of letters of written notification to parents and provision of opportunity for parents to “opt out”
      • Identification of resources regarding healthy eating and physical activity for families