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 facilities and appropriate staff will be made available for social events approved by the principal within and outside school facilities.

As voluntary participants in school social events, students are responsible for complying with conduct rules. Violations of those rules will be subject to the same disciplinary measures as during the regular school program. Participation in school social events is not a right and may be denied to any student who has demonstrated disregard for school rules.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative procedures for the conduct of student social events which shall include:

 A.An adequate number of chaperones over twenty-one (21) years of age.

 B.Students and guests should not be readmitted to the building after leaving.

 C.Illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Weapons, including licensed, concealed weapons, are prohibited, except in the possession of law enforcement officers during the execution of their official duties.

 D.Dress should be suitable for the occasion.

 E.Only students currently attending District schools should be permitted to attend. Students may invite guests but the school administrator is authorized to determine whether they will be admitted.

 F.Student identification cards should be required.

 G.All students should be encouraged to respect school rules and property.

 H.If the size of the event warrants, off-duty police should be hired by the organization. School Police must be contacted to arrange an off-duty School Police officer if available. If School Police cannot provide the necessary service then the organization should contact the local police department.

F.S. 1006.15