Any kindergartner enrolling in South Bend Schools next year will need to have a blood lead test done.
Kids going to public schools already have to have certain vaccines and the district recommends that kids have physicals, and eye and dental exams. The lead test is a new addition made possible by a state provision.
Sue Cullen is the School Nurse Manager for South Bend. She said the test before kindergarten should catch kids that haven’t been tested before.