The Monroe City School Board, through the Superintendent or designee, 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/or his/her designee, and the cost of the examination shall be paid by the Board.  The 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, however, if the employee terminates the employment relationship sooner than ninety (90) working days after the first day of work or never reports to work, unless there is a substantial change made to the employment by the Board.




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 and/or his/her designee 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 fifteen (15) days prior to the opening of school, and the cost of said examination shall be paid by the Board.


Bus operators over the age of fifty-five (55) may be required to undergo two (2) health examinations annually.


In addition, if the Superintendent determines after investigation that a bus operator’s health may be adversely affecting his/her ability to perform his/her duties at whatever age, then the Superintendent may require that the operator submit to a physical examination by a physician of the Superintendent’s choosing, to assist in assessing the bus operator’s health and possible effects on operation of the vehicle.



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

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


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