Health screening programs for vision and hearing are required by state code. The Special Senses and Communication Disorders Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 3688 requires that children enrolled in a public, private, or parochial school in Texas are provided with vision and hearing screening. Local policy requires the Temple Independent School District to comply with Board of Health screening requirements. The schedule for screening is established by the Texas Department of Health and is supported by state and local policy. The requirements apply each year to newly enrolled students and all students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First, Third, Fifth and Seventh Grade. Students, parents, and teachers may request screening anytime during the school year.