1. Physical Examination and Tuberculosis Screening
school personnel shall be screened for tuberculosis as part of the
pre-employment medical examination (
A prospective employee may elect to use a designated school physician at the school district's expense or a private physician with reimbursement at the same fee charged by the designated physician.
Newly employed personnel not presenting proof of freedom from tuberculosis (TB testing within three months of employment) and without presenting proof of a pre-employment physical shall not be allowed to start work.
Personnel not complying with the above policy will be suspended from work until sufficient documentation is provided.
Employed personnel proved to have tuberculosis will leave work immediately and be entitled to customary sick leave. When the employee can present a physician's certificate stating that the employee is no longer communicable, he/she may return to work.
It is the responsibility of the Personnel Director to report any violation of the above policy through the principal to the Superintendent of Schools and to keep accurate records as evidence of compliance with the above policy. If necessary, the School Health Services may be consulted.
The Superintendent is instructed to take such action as is required to implement this policy and to supervise the necessary record keeping to substantiate test results.
4. Additional Examinations
The Superintendent may request a medical examination for any employee if at any time he/she has reason to believe that the employee's physical or mental health is inimical to the welfare of pupils or other employees. The cost of such examination will be borne by the district.
5. Bus Drivers
drivers are required to have a physical exam according to
6. School Lunch Employees
All School Lunch employees shall abide by the same health policies as other employees.
In the event that school personnel are injured during work hours, the employee must notify the Payroll Office within twenty-four (24) hours if possible. Paperwork for Workers' Compensation Insurance should be completed and submitted within forty-eight hours of the injury.
Adoption Date: April 8, 1993
School Board Review: April 9. 2009