The DeSoto School Board, through the Superintendent, may require an employee to have a medical examination whenever there is evidence the employee's condition warrants such action, or there is concern for safety.  Examinations may also be conducted to determine adequacy of job performance or to meet requirements of state or federal laws.  All examinations conducted shall conform to all state and federal requirements.  The physician shall be designated by the Superintendent, and the cost of the examination shall be paid by the School Board.  If the employee terminates the employment relationship sooner than ninety (90) working days, the School Board may be entitled to reimbursement from an employee for the costs of such employee's or applicant's pre-employment medical examination or drug test.




Prior to the opening of each school session, each employed school bus operator, regular, substitute, or activity bus operator shall be required to submit to the Superintendent a certificate from a licensed physician on forms furnished by the School Board, stating that the operator has been examined and is free from any ailment, disease, or defect that would adversely affect his/her ability to safely operate a school bus.  Such certificate should be submitted within five (5) days prior to the opening of school, and the cost of said examination shall be paid by the School Board.


Approved:  December, 2003



Ref:    42 USC 12101 et seq. (Title I, Americans With Disabilities Act)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:491, 17:491.2, 23:897


DeSoto Parish School Board