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.


School personnel may be asked to provide information regarding a student service agency/provider outside the school system which will address factors that may be affecting the studentís behavior and/or academic performance.

It is appropriate for school personnel, based upon their professional training, judgment, and the ethical guidelines of their profession, to provide information about services which are available in the community. This information is not to take the form of a recommendation for any particular service or a referral to any specific agency/provider.

When available, a selection of agencies/providers is to be given. School personnel should not suggest one agency/provider over another.

It should be made clear that neither school personnel making the referral nor the District will be responsible for payment of these services or the quality or outcome of the services provided.

F.S. 1001.41(2), 1001.42(15)