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.


Music, art, and physical education are fundamental subjects in the school's curriculum because they contribute to every child’s academic and social development. Art and music education helps level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries while strengthening student problem-solving and critical thinking skills and contributing to the overall academic achievement of students.

Physical education provides students the opportunity to attain their optimal level of fitness while participating in a carefully planned program of physical activities. Through participation, students develop interest and skills that promote and encourage lifetime fitness while stimulating brain functions that enhance academic achievement.

To support art, music, and physical education, the School Board authorizes full-time positions for music, art, and physical education programs to be available to each school.

F.S. 1001.32