5:040 Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease

The Superintendent or designee shall develop and implement procedures for dealing with known or suspected cases of a communicable and chronic infectious disease involving a District employee consistent with State and federal law, rules of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and Board of Education policies.

Employees with a communicable or chronic infectious disease will be permitted to retain their positions whenever, after reasonable accommodations and without undue hardship, there is no substantial risk of transmission of the disease to others, provided an employee is able to continue to perform the position’s essential functions.  Employees who cannot retain their positions shall remain subject to the Board’s employment policies including sick leave, physical examinations, temporary and permanent disability, and termination.  Determining whether an employee with a communicable or chronic infectious disease may retain his or her position will be made in accordance with established procedures.

Cross Reference:

2:150 Committees

5:030 Hiring Process and Criteria

5:180 Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity

Legal Reference(s): 

Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq.; 29 C.F.R. §1630.1 et seq.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §791; 34 C.F.R. §104.1 et seq.

Department of Public Health Act, 20 ILCS 2305/6.

105 ILCS 5/24-5.

Personnel Record Review Act, 820 ILCS 40/.

Control of Communicable Diseases, 77 Ill.Admin.Code Part 690.

Date Adopted:  April 4, 2012

Date Amended:  June 28, 2011