Skip to content
Search events. View events.
  Senate Republican Caucus Submit Events
Welcome to the IN.gov Calendar. Please use the Help button to the right for any assistance while using the Calendar.
Click for help in using calendar displays. Print the contents of the current screen.

Advanced Search (New Search)
  From:
  To:

 

 

 


Submit
Entry Details
Notify me if this event changes.Add this event to my personal calendar.Email this entry to a friend.
Go Back
[s50] Sen. Becker’s Bill to Expand Student Vision Testing Heads to Governor’s Desk
Start Date: 4/11/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/11/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

STATEHOUSE (April 11, 2013) — State Sen. Vaneta Becker’s (R-Evansville) bill to expand vision testing at Indiana schools passed the General Assembly today and now heads to the governor’s desk for final consideration.

Senate Bill 553 would expand vision testing to students entering fifth grade and would establish new standards for vision testing, including that the exams for kindergartners and first graders must be performed by a licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist. Under current law, a school corporation only has to provide annual vision screenings for students entering kindergarten or first grade, third grade and eighth grade.

“Expanding vision screening for young Hoosiers is an important step we can take to promote public health and assist our students who may be struggling in the classroom due to undiagnosed vision problems,” Becker said. “Currently, not all students are being adequately tested for vision defects during an age when vision is most prone to changes.”

SB 553 passed both the Senate and House of Representatives unanimously earlier this session. The new policy will take effect July 1, 2013, if approved by the governor.
 
-30-

Contact Information:
Name: Molly Johnson
Phone: 317-234-9133
Email: mjohnson@iga.in.gov
Default
Entry Type:
Press Release
Entry Category:
  • Announcements
  • IN.gov Category:
  • Government
  • Agency Name
    Senate Republican Caucus

    Calendar software powered by Active Data Calendar   
    Select item(s) to Search






    Select item(s) to Search
    Select item(s) to Search

    Select item(s) to Search