Cambridge City Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

4170.01 - EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

The Board of Education believes that early recognition and treatment of illegal drug use, controlled substance abuse, or alcohol abuse is important for successful rehabilitation, return to productive work, and reduced personal, family, and social disruption.

The District encourages the earliest possible diagnosis and treatment for illegal drug use or controlled substance abuse and supports sound treatment efforts. Whenever feasible, the District will assist staff members in overcoming illegal drug use or controlled substance abuse. However, the decision to seek diagnosis and accept treatment for illegal drug use or controlled substance abuse is primarily the individual staff member's responsibility. Any costs associated with treatment in excess of those costs covered by the staff member's medical insurance plan shall be borne by the individual, unless covered by the negotiated agreement.

Staff members with personal drug or controlled substance abuse problems should request assistance from their immediate supervisor. Assistance will be provided on a confidential basis, and each staff member will be referred to the appropriate treatment and counseling services.

Although the District will assist a staff member to the extent feasible, the Board cannot guarantee that the staff member's use of illegal drugs or abuse of alcohol or controlled substances will not impact adversely the staff member's employment status through disciplinary procedures.