As a condition of employment every new employee of the School Board including teachers, cafeteria workers, janitors 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. 


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:          November 16, 2015





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 Ref.:      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