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 Superintendent shall establish administrative procedures to require that:

 A.prior to the creation and approval of any school age child care program, parents and other members of the community are provided an opportunity to make recommendations on the operation and funding of the program;

 B.programs and services are available to participating students both prior to the start of the regular school day and after school. The time periods should be scheduled so that a student may participate from the time s/he leaves a supervised environment until s/he may return to one;

 C.the program emphasis is on providing educational opportunities and a variety of activities that promote the development of children in the program;

 D.adequate attention is provided to an environment that meets the needs and well-being of children;

 E.the safety and security of students is protected;

 F.programs ensure children are being fed and have an opportunity for a variety of physical activities;

 G.policies and procedures are in place to protect the safety of students;

 H.any organization(s) contracted with to provide these programs has acquired adequate liability insurance and is maintaining appropriate adult-child ratios, providing quality child care, and, in general, complying with procedures established by the State and the District;

 I.parents and families are notified about the program and the procedures for enrollment; and

 J.there is continuing assessment of the effectiveness of the program by staff, participating parents, and other stakeholders.