JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – In an effort to better address the health needs of students, the State of Tennessee requires schools to provide health screenings to students in grades PreK, K, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 9.   More details are HERE.    The screenings are provided free of charge.  These free health screenings are provided every year at your child’s school through the office of Campbell County’s Coordinated School Health services, trained personnel, licensed dentists and other medical professionals in adherence to confidentiality of each child screened.

There is a new Passive Health Screening form that will be used for the first time in Campbell County.  In years past, parents have signed an active form giving permission for their children to be screened, but that’s not the case now with the new Passive Health Screening form.  Now, only parents who do not want their child to participate in these free health screenings need to respond.  Parents who do not want their child to take part in the free health screenings must send a letter to the school nurse stating that they do not want their child to participate. The deadline to turn in the letter is  Fri., Aug. 23.  More information is available HERE.

* #1 – This will allow a larger population of kids to be screened as well as making the process easier for the nurses conducting the tests.
* #2 – It is important that parents and guardians understand that this form is changing and that is in an effort to have more useful data for Campbell County.
* #3 – Most importantly, it is also an effort to make sure all students are screened for any health issues that parents should be aware of for their academic success and ultimately their health.
* #4 – The deadline to submit a letter is Aug.  23 as screenings will begin in September.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/20/2019-6AM)