It is the philosophy of the Board of Trustees of Uinta county School District Number One that the maintenance of good health by its employees is critical to proper performance of assigned responsibilities and the health/safety of students and other employees. In an effort to protect the health/safety of all employees and students, the Board establishes the following criteria pertaining to employee health and maintenance and physical examinations.
An employee with a chronic communicable disease may be reassigned to a position that limits student/employee contact or may be placed on medical leave if medical judgments substantiate that such employee poses a significant health threat to students and/or other employees. The Board reserves the right to terminate an employee who is unable to return to work at the conclusion of the medical leave period.
A chronic communicable disease will be defined as a persistent or recurring infection that may be transmitted to a susceptible person by contact with an infected individual. The National Center for Disease Control will be the definitive authority on the identification and transmission of chronic communicable diseases.
Upon request of the Board of Trustees, any teacher employed by this district will be required to undergo a physical examination by a physician satisfactory to the Board. Should such examination reveal the presence of communicable disease or any condition likely to impair seriously the efficiency of the teacher’s work, it shall be sufficient grounds for the dismissal of the teacher. The expense of such examination shall be met by the Board.
Bus drivers will be required to have an annual physical examination prior to driving each year. The examination shall be in accordance with State Law and the motor Carrier Safety Regulations of the I.C.C. currently in force. A portion of the expense, as determined by the administration, associated with securing said physical examination shall be paid by the District, with all remaining expenses paid by the bus driver.
Maintenance and other Personnel
Those employees of the District who by the nature of their assignment may be subjected to health hazards, i.e. asbestos, heavy metals etc., shall have an annual physical examination. The cost of said examination shall be paid by the District.
The Board may request periodic examinations of any employee when there is reason to believe that the health or safety of students or other District employees is being jeopardized due to the physical condition of the employee in question; or reason to believe that the employee is not able to appropriately perform the functions of the assigned job classification. Medical examinations specially requested by the Board will be paid for by the District.
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