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.


All employees are representatives of the District and shall conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves and the school system.

A support staff member shall:

 A.make a reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student's mental and/or physical health and/or safety.

 B.not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.

 C.not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.

 D.not intentionally violate or deny a student's legal rights.

 E.not harass or discriminate against any student on any basis prohibited by law or the School Board and shall make reasonable efforts to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.

 F.not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage. (see Board Policy 4213, Student Supervision and Welfare)

 G.keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.

 H.not intentionally distort or misrepresent facts concerning an educational matter in direct or indirect public expression.

 I.not use institutional privileges for personal gain or advantage. (see also Policy 4129, Conflict of Interest)

 J.accept no gratuity, gift, or favor that might influence judgment. (see also Policy 4129, Conflict of Interest)
  Pursuant to F.S. 112.313, no support staff member shall solicit or accept anything of value including a gift (see F.S. 112.312), loan, reward, promise of future employment, favor, or service based upon an understanding that the vote, official action, or judgment of the support staff member would be influenced thereby.

 K.offer no gratuity, gift, or favor to obtain special advantages. (see also Policy 4129, Conflict of Interest)

 L.maintain honesty in all dealings.

 M.not interfere with another District employee's exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.

 N.not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes with an individual's performance of work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable efforts to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.

 O.not make malicious or intentionally false statements about another District employee.

 P.not misrepresent one's qualifications.

 Q.not submit fraudulent information on any document in connection with employment.

 R.not make any fraudulent statement or fail to disclose a material fact in one's own or another's application for employment.

 S.not use abusive and/or profane language or display unseemly conduct in the workplace. any criminal act, and/or disruptive, and/or inappropriate behavior to the administrator or designee to whom the employee is responsible. Allegations of child abuse and/or neglect MUST also be reported, immediately upon knowledge, to the Florida Department of Children and Families at 1-800-96ABUSE (1-800-962-2873), AND to the School Police at 305-995-COPS (305-995-2677). Failure to immediately report child abuse and/or neglect to the proper authorities will lead to disciplinary action.

No support staff member shall have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect; engage in any business transaction or professional activity; or incur any obligation of any nature that is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his/her duties in the public interest. (see also Policy 4129, Conflict of Interest)

All support staff members who have direct access to students shall be required to complete training on these standards upon employment and annually thereafter.

F.S. 112.312
F.S. 112.313
F.S. 1001.42(6)
F.S. 1012.23
F.S. 1012.795(1)
F.A.C. 6A-10.081

Revised 4/13/16
Technical Change 3/17/17

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