Staff Personal Security and Safety

Through its overall safety program and various policies pertaining to school personnel, the Committee will seek to assure the safety of employees during their working hours and assist them in the main­tenance of good health.
Prior to employment in the school system, all employees will submit evidence of a pre-employment physical (provided at School Committee cost). Additional physical examinations may also be required of bus drivers and food handlers as law or state regulations require. Due to the preschool’s requirements under the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, all newly hired staff that will work with pre-K students will submit evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella, per DPH standards, prior to employment.
The Superintendent may require an employee to submit to a physical examination by a physician appointed by the school system whenever that employee's health appears to be a hazard to children or others in the school system or when a doctor's certificate is needed to verify the need for sick leave.
School employees, their families and members of their household are eligible to use the confidential services provided by the town's employee assistance program,

Adopted: Prior to 2013
Revised: NOVEMBER 2016
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L.71:54;71:55B;71:55C
CROSS REFS.: EB, Safety Program