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Workplace Safety

Staff Health and Safety (Drug-Free Workplace)

The Crescent School Board subscribes to the provisions of the Drug-Free Work Place Act for itself and all employees of the Crescent School District. A drug-free workplace will be provided by education, record verification, and punishment/required rehabilitation. If the Superintendent has reason to suspect an employee is violating drug statutes, then the Superintendent is authorized to require a medical test at the school system’s expense. The School Board will be advised if any such test is positive for controlled substances.

Tobacco Products

The use of any tobacco product or electronic cigarette by staff is prohibited on school property, including non-school hours.  “School property” shall mean, but is not limited to the following: in any building, facility, or vehicle owned, leased, rented, or chartered by the Crescent School District, on any grounds and property including athletic fields and parking lots, and at any school-sponsored or school related event on-campus or off-campus. 

Transportation Safety

No person shall be employed as a bus driver or bus mechanic unless he/she has a physical exam of the scope required by the Board of Education. In addition, every bus driver and bus mechanic shall undergo an annual physical exam as a condition of continued employment. The School Board also requires drug testing for bus drivers and bus mechanics upon initial employment and alcohol and drug testing on a random basis thereafter.

Workers' Compensation

Employees shall report all work related injuries, regardless of how minor, to their Supervisor and the Superintendent or Principal prior to leaving the work site at the end of the work day.

The Superintendent will complete an Accident Report form and arrange medical and/or first aid treatment, if necessary. Failure to report an injury before leaving the work site may jeopardize workers’ compensation benefits.  The Workers’ Compensation Coordinator will submit the completed form to OESD 114, at which point, the OESD 114 Workmen’s Compensation staff will work with the employee and District as necessary for successful resolution of the claim.