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 of this District shall be known officially as The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The public school system shall be designated as Miami-Dade County Public Schools.


F.S. 1001.40



Geographical District


The District is comprised of all the area designated by the State as Miami-Dade County.





The official address of the School Board is 1450 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33132.





The School Board has adopted an official seal for the District.



Purpose of the Board


A School Board is a legal entity for providing a system of public education within each county of the State of Florida. The system was created and is governed by the Florida Constitution and State statutes. Members of a Board are State officers chosen by citizens to represent them and the State in the legislative management of the local schools.


The Board is responsible for implementing statutory requirements pertaining to public education and for meeting the desires of the citizens. While the Board has an obligation to determine and assess citizen desires, when the citizens elect delegates to represent them in the conduct of specified educational programs they grant their representatives the authority to exercise their best judgment in determining policies, making decisions, and approving procedures for carrying out their responsibilities. The Board shall hold the Superintendent responsible for administration of Board policies and for the effective administration and supervision of the District.


The Board declares and reaffirms its intent to:



maintain communications with citizens of the District. The Board shall keep them informed of the progress and problems of the District, and the citizens shall be encouraged to bring their thoughts and concerns about the educational system to the attention of this body;



establish policies and make decisions on the basis of declared educational philosophy and goals; and



act as a representative body for citizens in all matters related to educational programs and operations. The Board has been assigned specific authority through the Florida Constitution and laws, and the Board shall not relinquish or fail to exercise that authority.