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 School Board shall approve the employment, determine the compensation, and establish the term of employment for each support staff employed by the Board. Approval shall be given only to those candidates for employment recommended by the Superintendent.

Support staffs supervise the resources, operations, and management of school(s) and/or department(s) and meet established qualifications.

Any support staff member's misstatement of fact material to qualifications for employment or the determination of salary shall be grounds for dismissal.

A candidate shall be disqualified from employment in any administrative position that requires direct contact with students if the candidate is ineligible for such employment under F.S. 1012.315.

The Superintendent shall also conduct employment history checks of all candidates for positions. The employment history check shall include, but not be limited to, contacting any previous employer and screening the candidate through the use of the screening tools described in State law.

Individuals appointed to their initial administrative positions in the State of Florida will have a ninety-seven (97) day probationary period in which the employee may be dismissed without cause or resign from without breaching the contract.

All support staff shall become familiar with the policies of the Board and other policies, regulations, memoranda, bulletins, and handbooks that pertain to their duties in the District.

F.S. 1012.01, 1012.23, 1012.315, 1012.32, 1012.33, 1012.37, 1012.40, 1012.55
F.S. 1012.56
F.A.C. 6A-1.0502(11), 6A-1.070
20 U.S.C. 1255a, 6301