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. If the superintendent or designee reasonably believes an
employee will pose a direct threat to others or cannot safely perform the essential functions of the
job, the district may require the employee to submit to an examination by a health care professional
selected by the district, at the district’s expense.
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
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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
Cross Refs: EBAB, Hazardous Materials
EBB, Communicable Diseases
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
North Kansas City School District, Kansas City, Missouri
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