Vision and Hearing Screening

  • Colorado State Law mandates a vision and hearing screening annually.  

    Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are screened. In addition, all students in learning services, new to the district or referred by teachers are screened.  
    If your child requires any further evaluations you will receive a letter from BVSD Health Services with instructions.
    Parents/guardians have the right to remove their student from screenings, new hearing and vision waiver forms are required at the beginning of each school year.

    C.R.S. 22-1-116


    *** This document reflects changes current through all laws passed at the First Regular Session
    of the Sixty-Ninth General Assembly of the State of Colorado (2013) ***


    C.R.S. 22-1-116 (2013)

    22-1-116. School children - sight and hearing tests

    The sight and hearing of all children in the kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth grades, or children in comparable age groups referred for testing, shall be tested during the school year by the teacher, principal, or other qualified person authorized by the school district. Each school in the district shall make a record of all sight and hearing tests given during the school year and record the individual results of each test on each child's records. The parents or guardian shall be informed when a deficiency is found. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any child whose parent or guardian objects on religious or personal grounds.

    HISTORY: Source: L. 09: p. 490, § 1.C.L. § 8506.CSA: C. 146, § 304.CRS 53: § 123-21-16. C.R.S. 1963: § 123-21-16.L. 81: Entire section amended, p. 1052, § 1, effective May 18.