Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

4161 - UNREQUESTED LEAVES OF ABSENCE

It is the policy of the School Board to protect students and employees from the support staff members who are unable to perform essential job functions with or without accommodation.

The Board may place a support staff member on unrequested leave of absence when the staff member is unable to perform assigned duties in conformance with statute and the negotiated, collectively-bargained agreement with or without accommodation.

If the Superintendent believes the staff member is unable to perform essential job functions, the support staff member will be offered the opportunity for a meeting to discuss these issues.

If a support staff member refuses to attend the meeting, the Board may order the support staff member to submit to an appropriate examination by:

 A.a physician designated and compensated by the Board;

 B.a physician or institution of the support staff member's choice, provided such physician or institution has been approved by the Board;

 C.or both.

Where the physician designated by the Board disagrees with the physician designated by the support staff member, the two (2) physicians shall agree in good faith on a third impartial physician who shall examine the support staff member and whose medical opinion shall be conclusive and binding on the issue of ability to perform assigned duties with or without accommodation. The expenses of a third examination shall be borne by the Board.

If, as a result of such examination, the support staff member is found to be unable to perform assigned duties with or without accommodation, the support staff member may be placed on leave of absence for a reasonable time to heal or until the staff member is able to perform the essential job function, but only for a period not to exceed one (1) year.

Should a support staff member refuse to submit to the examination requested by the Board and the support staff member has exercised his/her rights under the provisions hereinabove set forth, such refusal shall subject the support staff member to disciplinary action.

42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
29 C.F.R. Part 1630