The health of all district personnel is of vital importance to the school district. Through its safety
program and various policies pertaining to employees, the Board will seek to ensure their safety
during working hours and assist them in the maintenance of good health. 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.
Professional employees will provide written notice to the building administrator of conditions that
are unsafe or that jeopardize the health or safety of district employees or students. Building
administrators will acknowledge receipt of all such notices and will respond within seven (7) days,
in writing, concerning what actions, if any, are to be taken.
The district will only make medical inquiries, require physical exams or keep medical information
on an employee in accordance with law.
All staff members shall take the patch or tine test for tuberculosis on an every other year basis
when administered by school nurses during the school term unless the employee presents definite
proof of a negative chest x-ray. If the tine test is positive, an x-ray is mandatory. For
reimbursement purposes, the school nurses will notify the Assistant Superintendent of Human
Resources of those people who are required to have an x-ray. The Board will reimburse
professional and support staff employees for the unreimbursed cost up to fifty percent (50%) of
the cost of the mandatory x-ray.
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.
The Board will reimburse employees who are required by statute to have a health certificate in an
amount not to exceed $12.50 upon receipt of a completed health certificate and upon receipt of a
payment to a physician for the required physical examination.
Medical records must be maintained on separate forms in separate medical files and shall be kept
The building administrator will promptly investigate any report of a verbal or physical assault
upon a staff member and will take appropriate disciplinary action in regard to the student. When
absence or disability arises directly out of or from an assault during performance of their duties,
professional employees shall suffer no loss in wages or other benefits, including sick leave,
providing such absence does not exceed 45 school days and provided the employee is under a
physician's care. Such absence may be extended for an additional 45 days upon submission of a
physician's verification of continued disability.
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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: 10/09/1997; 07/13/2006
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
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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