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BMI Reporting


As part of the school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to calculate the student's Body Mass Index. New York State Education Law requires that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student's health exam. A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. Only a summary will be sent. No names or information about the individual students are sent. Parents or other persons in parental relation to a student may refuse to have the student's BMI and weight status category reported in a NYS DOH survey. If you choose to have your child's information excluded from this survey, please complete and return the BMI Exclusion form, found in the left hand menu, to the school nurse.