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 and implement a program of personnel assessment to:

 A.raise the quality of instruction in order to improve the achievement of all students;

 B.strive for the improvement of the total District program;

 C.stress the importance of personal improvement on the part of individual instructional staff members so that each student may be provided a quality education; the continuous improvement of administrative and supervisory services provided instructional staff members;

 E.establish a process of continuous and systematic instructional staff member evaluation.

The staff evaluation program shall focus on early identification of specific areas in which the individual instructional staff member needs assistance so that appropriate support may be provided. A supervisor offering suggestions for improvement to an instructional staff member shall not release that instructional staff member from the responsibility to improve. If an instructional staff member, after receiving a reasonable degree of assistance, fails to perform his/her assigned responsibilities in a satisfactory manner, dismissal or non-renewal procedures may be initiated. All relevant evaluation documents may be used in the proceedings.

Evaluations shall be conducted of each instructional staff member. An instructional staff member shall be given a copy of any documents relating to his/her performance which are to be placed in the personnel file.

Evaluations of instructional staff members shall be conducted pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement.

Termination of Probationary Period

At or before the termination of the probationary period as defined by law for new teachers, the administration shall take such steps as are required by law or are professionally sound to enable the administration to recommend, or not recommend, annual contracts for these teachers.

F.S. 1012.01, 1012.22, 1012.28, 1012.31, 1012.34
F.A.C. 6A-5.030, 6A-5.0411

Technical Change 12/10/15

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