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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 5:40

General Personnel

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 School Board policies.

An employee with a communicable or chronic infectious disease shall be evaluated by the District's Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease Review Team.  The employee's medical records shall be held in strictest confidence by the Team, except to the extent allowed by law. 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.

The recommendation of whether the employee's placement is appropriate shall be made on a case-by-case basis by the District's Communicable and Chronic Infectious Disease Review Team.


LEGAL REF.:   Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., amended by the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Pub. L. 110-325.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29   U.S.C. § 791.
 820 ILCS 40/1 et seq.
 20 ILCS 2305/6.
 105 ILCS 5/24-5.Rules and Regulations for the Control
 of Communicable Diseases, issued by the Illinois
 Department of Public Health.

CROSS REF.:   2:150, 5:30, 5:180

ADOPTED:       December 8, 1997

REVIEWED:      November 21, 2005

REVIEWED:      July 20, 2015

REVIEWED:      September 14, 2015