The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


The School Board encourages the earliest possible identification and intervention for mental health problems, illegal drug use or controlled substance abuse, emotional problems, and other personal concerns, and supports sound treatment efforts. Whenever feasible, the District will assist employees and their immediate families in resolving these issues. However, the decision to seek assistance and accept treatment is primarily the individual employee's responsibility. Any costs associated with treatment in excess of those costs covered by the employee's medical insurance plan shall be borne by the individual.

Employees and their families may seek assistance from the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Assistance will be provided on a confidential basis, and each individual will be referred to the appropriate treatment and counseling services.

Although the District will assist an employee to the extent feasible through the EAP, the Board cannot guarantee that the employee’s problems will not impact adversely the employee’s job performance and employment status through disciplinary action.

F.S. 1012.798
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794