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.


An administrator may be suspended, returned to annual contract (if holding a Continuing Contract) or dismissed at any time during the contract year pursuant to Florida law, the Rules of the Educational Practices Commission, and/or for cause. Additionally, Policy 8141 provides the procedures for the mandatory reporting of alleged misconduct by school administrators to the Florida Department of Education.

Administrators may be required to take such recognized examinations as the Superintendent deems necessary to evaluate their health, competence, and/or performance. Refusal to take required examination(s) shall be grounds for immediate dismissal. The School Board shall pay for the cost of the examination(s).

The Superintendent shall determine the effective date of suspension, reassignment, or dismissal.

F.S. 1012.22, 1012.27, 1012.33, 1012.34