Unless evidence is presented that a student has been tested within the past year, Maryland State Law requires the screening of school age children for hearing and vision as follows:
- When a student enters a Cecil County Public School for the first time, regardless of the time of entrance.
- When a student enters the first (1st) grade.
- When a student enters the eighth (8th) grade.
- When referred by an employee of Cecil County Public Schools.
All students failing the initial screening will receive a second screening before a referral is made for physician evaluation. Re-screening shall be completed within 2 months of the initial screening. Students not passing two vision/hearing screenings will be referred for further evaluation.
A student whose parent or guardian objects in writing to hearing and vision screening on the grounds that it conflicts with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious denomination of which he is an adherent or member may not be required to take these screening tests.