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Bmi and schools - Do you think it's their business?

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2014 at 8:47 PM
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 Does your child's schools screen? My sons was 67% which according to the information they provided put him solidly in the healthy range. I don't think this is the schools realm. His pediatrician doesn't test his math skills.

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MonarchMom22
by on Mar. 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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I remember as a kid being screened for hearing, vision, scoliosis, lice, and such at school.  Not all kids get to see a pediatrician, so the health department tries to screen kids through the schools.  A long as the results are sent to the parents confidentially, I see no problem.


Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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I see no problem with a screening.  Hearing, vision, scoliosis, all are screened for at school since not all kids see a doctor, and not all parents are seeing the obvious.

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 8:52 PM
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Nope, that is between me and my childs doctor
Schools have enough to worry about, being doctors doesnt need to be one of them
Alyssasmommy412
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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They didn't last year, but DD was only in half day kindergarten. I haven't heard anything about it this year. I know when I worked in schools they screened for hearing and vision this I agree with. Anything else is beyond the schools business.

Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Mar. 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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This.

Quoting MonarchMom22:

I remember as a kid being screened for hearing, vision, scoliosis, lice, and such at school.  Not all kids get to see a pediatrician, so the health department tries to screen kids through the schools.  A long as the results are sent to the parents confidentially, I see no problem.

jamamama00
by Platinum Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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I dont think it is the school's business at all, but they do it to make sure kids are screened somewhere. On one hand I think pediatric checkups should be mandatory, but on the other, I think the government needs to stay the fuck out of everyone's business...
ivegotrhythm
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 9:23 PM
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The government has made it their business.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 4, 2014 at 9:25 PM
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They sent out a permission slip for that at DS's school.
curvygurl1912
by Renee on Mar. 4, 2014 at 9:26 PM
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It is overstepping the boundaries. None of their business. Another reason why my kid has never been in a government indoctrination center, er, I mean public school.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 4, 2014 at 9:26 PM
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Lots of kids don't get well child checkups, or any regular health care.

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