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.


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 Strategic Framework supports the concept of school improvement as established by the State Board of Education and seeks to create and/or maintain effective schools as defined by Florida law. 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:

 A.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 business and community citizens who are representative of the ethnic, racial, linguistic, disabled, and economic community served by the school and who are selected from a list of nominees submitted by the school;

 B.developing a process for approval of school improvement plans;

 C.annually approving and requiring implementation of school improvement plans;

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

 E.providing funds to schools for developing and implement school improvement plans; and

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

The District's goal cannot be accomplished 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 a system of school-based planning directed toward student achievement and accomplishment of objectives unique to each school.

F.S. 1001.452, 1008.345