The Board of Education seeks to provide a healthful and safe working environment for the total school community. The Board employs individuals who have physical and mental capacity which will enable such employee to reasonably perform the duties required of the position, and to assure that all employees have a standard of health that will contribute to the safe, healthy and efficient performance of work.
The Board requires that all job offers be conditioned upon a satisfactory medical evaluation.
No applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of any disability or speculation that such person's future health would be at risk in performing his/her duties. Inability to fulfill the job tasks in a reasonable manner is the only grounds for disqualification or dismissal. However, the district has a duty, which it will fulfill, to reasonably accommodate the employee. Accommodation is not necessary if it will impose undue hardship on the operation of the school. Counsel shall be contacted for assistance when the district has a question regarding "reasonable accommodation."
The Board may require a drug test for any current employee, or condition an offer of employment on the passage of a drug test by a job offeree, if school officials have a reasonable suspicion that said individual uses illegal substances.
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: November 25, 2003