Effective 9/20/06, school bus drivers no longer are required to have a TB test as part of their physical examinations. School bus drivers still must have a physical every other year, and those who are insulin-dependent are subject to a physical exam every year.
Effective back on 1/11/06, no one else needed to have a TB test anymore. This includes food service staff. Also, effective 1/11/06, no one except bus drivers may be required to have a physical after the pre-service physical examination except in individual cases where good cause exists to question an employee's fitness to perform assigned duties.
Schools and school districts may still require a TB test when there is reason to believe it is necessary. (In such cases, the school should be in touch with and take guidance from the local public health officials.)