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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 confidential.

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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.


Adopted:         02/11/2003


Revised:          06/13/2006


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

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