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.
 

5500 - STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

Schools shall promote a positive school climate that supports academic achievement and emphasizes civility, fairness, mutual respect, and acceptance of diversity. The Code of Student Conduct Elementary, Code of Student Conduct Secondary, and the Code of Student Conduct Adult/Vocational Education, incorporated by reference, apply to all students in the District. Copies of these documents are on file in the Office of Board Recording Secretary, and the Citizen Information Center, and shall be available in each school and special center.

The Superintendent, principals, and other administrators shall assign discipline/corrective strategies to students pursuant to the Code of Student Conduct and, where required by law, protect the studentís due process rights to notice, hearing, and appeal. Additional guidelines for the maintenance of appropriate student behavior are issued by memorandum from District administration.

The Superintendent shall make the Code of Student Conduct available to all students and their parents.

See also Elementary Code of Student Conduct (Español and Kreyòl) and Secondary Code of Student Conduct (Español and Kreyòl).

F.S. 39.201, 39.201(2)(a), 39.301(16), 39.401, 39.401(1)(a), 119.07(1)(3)(h), 120
F.S. 322.091, 561.01(4), 741.24, 775.082, 775.083, 775.084, 775.21, 790.001(13)
F.S. 790.115, 790.161, 790.162, 790.163, 794.011, 794.024, 794.03, 806.13(2)
F.S. 810.097, 827.03, 827.04, 827.071, 831.31, 893, 893.02, 893.03, 893.13
F.S. 901.15(3), 943.0435, 985.04(7), 985.101, 985.481, 985.557, 1000.04, 1001.31
F.S. 1001.42, 1001.42(6), 1001.43, 1001.43(1)(6), 1002.20, 1003.01
F.S. 1003.02(1)(c)(2), 1003.04, 1003.31, 1003.32(e)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(a)(b), 1003.53
F.S. 1006.07, 1006.08, 1006.09, 1006.10, 1006.12, 1006.13, 1006.135, 1006.147
F.A.C. 6A-1.0404

Revised 1/16/13
Revised 6/18/14
Revised 4/15/15

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