In addition to getting physicals before each school year, students may have to get cardiac screenings.
The University Interscholastic League held a meeting Sunday in Austin to discuss if heart screenings should be required for all students who want to participate in after school activities.
UIL is the governing body for extracurricular activities for schools in Texas, and required heart screenings would help catch heart conditions in children earlier on.
Officials say the goal of today's meeting was to discuss the pros and cons of required heart screenings, based on the latest information from the American Heart Association.
As of now, UIL officials say cardiac screenings aren't required but they are available to anyone who wants to take one.
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