Bayport-Blue Point District Reporting Student Weight Data to State

Parents can opt to have student data not provided in state report.

The Bayport-Blue Point School District is participating in a New York State program, the Weight Status Category Report, and will be providing body mass index data for students in grades kindergarten, second, fourth, seventh and tenth grade for this school year.

The district says no names or individual information will be part of the information provided. The data report categorizes children into weight status groups (underweight, healthy weight, overweight and obese) using numbers only.  

Parents may opt out of having their child’s information included by completing and returning a letter that is available at the district website and the district administration office by January 2, 2014.
dee marie December 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM
This makes no sense. There is an overweight and a separate obese weight cat but only one underweight cat? What about anorexic cat?
Tom Mariner December 10, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Maybe I am missing something, but with the State and the Feds controlling so much of our education (including evidently weight), why do we need expensive local teachers? No disrespect, but just got my tax bill and my Bayport / Bluepoint school district amount is more than most mortgage payments.
dee marie December 18, 2013 at 07:49 AM
Still wondering why all the anorexic girls (and a few guys) were and are being left out of this NYS program. Someone, somewhere thinks a severe underweight category is not needed? Obese category is needed on top of the overweight category but not a severe underweight category? Being anorexic does not cost lives? Being anorexic is not a major health issue? How about someone from the district responding to this because this district has major underweight students doing all they can to stay underweight. Big problem being brushed under the desks here!


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