Tuberculosis Testing

Students from countries specified by the administration who are enrolling in District schools for the first time in any grade shall provide evidence of having received a tuberculosis skin test or shall complete a written tuberculosis screening test. If any answer to the screening test is yes, the student shall be required to contact the Texas Department of State Health Services or a physician. If the Texas Department of State Health Services or the physician concludes that the student's risk factors for tuberculosis are low, the student shall be permitted to enter District schools without a tuberculosis skin test.

Required Medical Clearance

Prior to participating in a designated University Interscholastic League (UIL) program or other District extracurricular program identified by the Superintendent, a student shall undergo a physical examination annually and shall submit a statement from an authorized health-care provider indicating that the student has been examined and medically cleared to participate in the program.

Additional Screening

The District may provide additional screening as District and community resources permit.


Parents of students identified through any screening programs as needing treatment or further examination shall be advised of the need and referred to appropriate health agencies.

Notice of Lice

A school nurse or administrator who discovers or becomes aware that a child enrolled in a District elementary school has lice shall provide written or electronic notice to parents within the time frames prescribed in law.

Jacksonville ISD



DATE ISSUED: 11/21/2019