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 District will distribute annually the Emergency Contact Card/Medical Authorization to parents of all students. In the event emergency medical treatment for a student is necessary, the District will adhere to the instructions on the Emergency Contact Card.

The Emergency Contact Card/Medical Authorization will be kept in a separate, easily accessible file in each school building during the school year.

Any time a student or a group of students is taken from the home school to participate in a school event held either in the District or out of the District, the staff in charge of the event must take the Emergency Contact Cards for those students. This includes, and is not limited to, students involved in competitions, music trips, athletic trips, and field trips. This does not include student spectators at events.

Whenever it is necessary to use emergency procedures to care for a student, the administrative procedures in the Manual for School Health Facilitators shall be followed.

F.S. 1001.43, 1006.062