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.


Professional development schools are shared and equal collaborations between schools, colleges and universities, school districts and professional organizations to enhance student achievement. These collaborations are intended to establish environments of shared responsibility where learning opportunities for adults and children are integrated, individual and institutional renewal are augmented, and the process of continuous improvement in teaching and learning at all levels is enhanced. Professional development schools enhance student achievement by:

 A.providing opportunities for the development of innovative programs and strategies;

 B.providing opportunities for district educators to interact with college and university faculty and staff in order to enhance the continuing education of instructional personnel and improving the teaching profession;

 C.providing a vehicle for research studies and examination of best practices in teaching and learning;

 D.involving the school system, colleges and universities, school districts and professional organizations in efforts to improve pre-service teacher preparation programs and clinical teaching experiences; and

 E.providing ongoing professional development consistent with the Instructional Performance Evaluation and Growth System (IPEGS).

F.S. 1001.41(2)
F.S. 1001.42
F.S. 1012.34
F.S. 1012.33
F.S. 1012.985

Technical Change 5/4/17

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