The health and safety of all district personnel is of vital importance to the school district. The
Board will seek to provide safe working conditions for all staff members and will give prompt
consideration to those conditions that may present a threat to the health and safety of staff
members. The district will respond to employee requests for reasonable accommodations when
an employee has a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All employees will receive annual training on universal
precautions and the district's communicable disease policy.
The district will only make medical inquiries, require physical exams or keep medical information
on an employee in accordance with law.
Individuals employed by the district or through a contracted service to drive district transportation
must annually file a statement from a medical examiner with the district that indicates that they are
physically qualified to operate district transportation for the purpose of transporting students. A
new driver must file this statement prior to his or her initial operation of district transportation.
Medical records must be maintained on separate forms in separate medical files and shall be kept
Guidelines for Implementing Tuberculin Skin Test
The following policy for Jefferson City Public School District employees is based on state
guidelines for tuberculosis control among school employees in Missouri.
A. Any employee who had a negative Mantoux tuberculin skin test in the past 24 months shall
be considered to be free from tuberculosis. No further skin test shall be necessary, except
as required by the Cole County Health Department or the Missouri Division of Health.
B. All new employees shall have a Mantoux skin test before commencing employment in the
C. All employees who have had a positive reaction to the tuberculin skin test shall be required
to have a series of chest x-rays to be paid for by the district. The first x-ray will be taken
upon the positive reaction to the skin test, the second at the end of 12 months, and the third
at the end of 24 months. If no tuberculosis is evident after the series of x-rays is over, no
further x-rays will be necessary except as required by the Cole County Health Department
of the Missouri Division of Health.
D. Any employee who has documentation of an adequate course of therapy for tuberculosis
or who has had adequate preventive therapy for tuberculosis infection, and who has no
current pulmonary symptoms, needs no further chest x-rays, and the employee shall be
considered to be free from tuberculosis.
E. Any employee who has had three (3) consecutive x-rays prior to the new guidelines or who
has been medically excused from chest x-rays by his or her physician shall meet the
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Revised: 06/08/1998; 06/12/2006
Cross Refs: EBAB, Hazardous Materials
EBB, Communicable Disease
Legal Refs: §§ 162.064, 302.272, RSMo.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, 29 U.S.C. § 794
Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 - 12213
Jefferson City School District, Jefferson City, Missouri
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