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.

0170 - DUTIES


Review of Policy


The School Board shall periodically complete a comprehensive review of its policies and update them as necessary to comply with existing law and practices. Upon completion of this review, the Superintendent will recommend to the Board any necessary revisions.


The Superintendent shall also recommend to the Board revisions to current policies or new policies as often as necessary.


All such revisions and additions to Board policies shall be in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act.


F.S. 1001.41(1), (2), (3)
F.S. 1001.43(10)
F.S. 1001.49(3)


Revised 3/15/17



Licensee/Trustee of WLRN-TV and WLRN-FM


The mission of WLRN-TV Channel 17 and WLRN-FM 91.3 Public Radio, licensed by the School Board, is to provide educational services, information, and entertainment to the South Florida community through the highest quality television and radio programming and innovative communications technologies.


The Board is responsible for the operation of the stations, as well as establishing programming policy and guidelines that provide the South Florida community with balanced programming of education services, information, and entertainment while consistently adhering to all applicable Federal, State, and local laws.


In its role and authority as Licensee/Trustee of WLRN-TV Channel 17 and WLRN-FM 91.3 Public Radio and consistent with its mission, the Board has established specific procedures in the document, Editorial Integrity Policy and Advisory Mechanisms for WLRN Public Television and Radio, which is incorporated by reference, to ensure that through its broadcast management, WLRNTV Channel 17 and WLRN-FM 91.3 Public Radio remain accountable and responsive in programming decision-making and conform to sound fiscal and management practices complying with requirements relating to the use of local, State, and Federal funds, and individual and corporate contributors.


The document, Editorial Integrity Policy and Advisory Mechanisms for WLRN Public Television and Radio, is on file in the Citizens Information Center and in the Office of Board Recording Secretary.



Strategic Plan


Strategic planning is the systematic process of specifying the goals of the school system, determining the present attainment of those goals, and then selecting strategies to reduce the discrepancies. The major emphasis of the District's planning system shall be the achievement by all students of State and local goals.


The District Strategic Plan is the basis for focusing all aspects of the District school system toward the accomplishment of identified goals. The plan shall be sufficiently broad to address the system's major plans for improvement in meeting both student and management needs of the system. In addition, the plan shall be responsive to the requirements of Florida's High-Quality Education System.


Pursuant to these requirements, the School Board is responsible for school and student performance and for maintaining the system of school improvement and accountability, including:



establishing an Educational Excellence School Advisory Council for each school in the District, composed of the principal, teachers, an education support employee, students, parents, and other citizens who are representative of the ethnic, racial, and economic community served by the school and who are selected from a list of nominees submitted by the school;



developing a process for approval of School Improvement Plans;



annually approving and requiring implementation of new, amended, or continuing School Improvement Plans;



developing a two (2) year plan of increasing individualized assistance and intervention for each school that does not make adequate progress as defined by the Florida Board of Education;



notifying the Florida Board of Education in the event that any school does not make adequate progress toward meeting the goals and standards of a School Improvement Plan by the end of two (2) years of failing to make adequate progress;



providing public information regarding the performance of students and educational programs;



providing funds to schools for developing and implementing School Improvement Plans; and



reporting on the progress of maintaining and implementing the system of school improvement and accountability.


To implement the District Strategic Plan, all schools shall develop a School Improvement Plan with specific measurable objectives. The objectives for school improvement shall relate directly to the Statewide goals and local goals. The individual School Improvement Plans shall serve as the basis for Region Center and District level priorities and shall be coordinated with the performance planning and appraisal process.


The accomplishment of the system's goals cannot occur without extensive involvement and cooperation of those closest to the school: administrators, teachers, other school staff, parents, students, and community representatives. The strategic planning process shall emphasize school-based planning and management directed toward the achievement of State and local goals as well as objectives unique to each school.


The Office of Performance Improvement (OPI) shall coordinate the comprehensive planning process and monitor progress on the accomplishment of District Strategic Planning Goals and Objectives specified in the District Strategic Plan of Performance Improvement. OPI shall also coordinate the school improvement planning process for the District. The document, School Performance Excellence Planning Manual, describes the planning process. Copies of this plan are on file in the Office of Board Recording Secretary, the Citizen Information Center, and in each school.

© Neola 2009