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Old 01-11-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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I accepted a position to be a 5th grade teacher. I was told even though my physical is less than a year old I need to have another one. I was told that physicals expire in 60 days. Is this accurate?


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Old 01-11-2019, 01:03 PM
 
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Individual states and even school districts have different requirements for hiring. Are you expected to bear the cost of the physical or is that done by the system? These days physicals are often done for pre-existing conditions for health insurance. I think they just want very current health info on you. Most people only have physicals once a year, but that makes no difference if they require a more recent physical before hiring.

Do you want the job? If that's a requirement for everyone, I don't see how you can avoid it and still get the job.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:37 PM
 
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A lot can happen in terms of health in a year or even in a couple of months. I think many districts require recent physicals. Call your doctor and make that appointment. Since you have had a physical within the year, it may not be necessary to repeat everything.

Good luck with your new job.
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Not a normal physical...
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I'm sure it depends on your state and district, but I'm sure it's not your typical, full blown physical. When I went mine, it's not like there was an annual exam, breast exam, etc. Basically, it was blood pressure, heart rate, a listen to my lungs, a urine sample, and a TB test.
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Hm,
Old 01-12-2019, 09:53 AM
 
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is this common? I have worked in three different districts in two states so far and none have required a current physical.

Maybe it is not a requirement in the midwest.


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I live in the Midwest and have never been asked for a physical. For one job, I was directed to take a hearing test - I have no idea why?? The district did pay for the test though. Hopefully they are not expecting you to cover the cost of the physical!

But if they're requiring it, there's not much you can do about it.
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