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 mission of the District is being accomplished when District educational programs make it possible for students to achieve one or more of the following educational outcomes, commensurate with their ability and potential:

 A.job skills for the workplace and the skills and attitudes to obtain further education; understanding of others, including but not limited to, those with social and cultural characteristics different from his/her own, and of those with mental or physical disabilities, and the ability to engage in responsible personal and/or support relationships with those who are different from one's social or ethnic groups;

 C.use of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to contribute effectively to the decision-making processes of the political and other institutions of the community, State, country, and world;

 D.use of the knowledge, habits, and attitudes that assure good personal and public health, both physical and mental;

 E.the willingness and ability to apply ethical principles and values to his/her own life; understanding of his/her own worth, abilities, potentialities, and limitations;

 G.enjoyment of the process of learning and commitment to continuous learning throughout one's lifetime;

 H.the capacities for fulfilling satisfying and responsible roles in family life; understanding of and the ability to cope with change; and

 J.the educational goals specified in individual education program plans (IEP's).

F.S. 1000.03, 1008.31