Policy GBE

As a condition of employment every new employee of the School Board including teachers, cafeteria workers, custodians, and bus drivers, shall submit a certificate signed by a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse stating the employee appears free of communicable tuberculosis. Volunteers may be required to provide such a certificate.

After consulting with the local health director, the School Board may require the submission of such certificates annually, or at such intervals as it deems appropriate, as a condition to continued employment.

Physical Exams for School Bus Drivers
No person shall be employed as a bus driver unless he or she has a physical exam of the scope required by the Board of Education and provides the School Board the results of the exam on the form prescribed by the Board of Education. Such exam and report may be provided by a licensed nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

The School Board may also require alcohol and drug testing in accordance with Policy GDQ School Bus Drivers.

Adopted: August 1, 2017

Legal Refs.:

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-178, 22.1-300, 22.1-301, 54.1-2952.2, 54.1-2957.02.

Cross Refs.:

EBAB Possible Exposure to Viral Infections
EBBB Personnel Training—Viral Infections
GDQ School Bus Drivers
JHCC Communicable Diseases
JHCCA Blood-Borne Contagious or Infectious Diseases