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.
 

5517.01 - BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

The School Board is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students and shall strive to eradicate bullying and harassment in its schools by providing awareness, prevention, and education in promoting a school atmosphere in which bullying, harassment, and intimidation will not be tolerated by students, Board employees, visitors, or volunteers.

The Board has adopted the Policy Against Bullying and Harassment for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, incorporated by reference. Included in this State mandated policy is a comprehensive bullying prevention curriculum for all students in grades Pre-K through 12. This document is on file in the Office of Board Recording Secretary and the Citizen Information Center and is available in each school and regional center.

This policy is also incorporated by reference into the Code of Student Conduct and the Procedures for Promoting and Maintaining a Safe Learning Environment, and supersedes any existing policy, guideline, or Board policy regarding bullying and harassment that may be inconsistent with this policy. These policies apply to all students in the District.

This policy does not replace the Districtís current policy prohibiting harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, and pregnancy. Specific Federal policy guidelines on harassment have been established by the U.S. Department of Educationís Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for Title IX, Florida Equity Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination Act. The Florida Department of Educationís Office of Equity and Access (OEA) reviews and monitors the implementation of these harassment policies.

F.S. 110.1221
F.S. 1002.20
F.S. 1006.13
F.S. 1006.135
F.S. 1006.147
Florida Department of Education Model Policy (June 2008)

Revised 4/15/15
Technical Change 4/7/17

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