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.


Expenditures from District and all other funds available for the public school program are authorized by law and School Board procedures. The Superintendent is authorized to provide procedures to pay for material, supplies, or services needed for the District that have been properly incurred under the laws, policies and regulations governing purchases and transactions upon proper documentation and review. Such payments will be approved by the Board as provided by law.

Neither the District, nor any person acting on behalf of the District, may expend general funds for (1) political advertisement or electioneering communication; (2) purchase of items for personal use (i.e., bottled water, coffee, cups, etc.); (3) food for meetings, awards, hospitality, and special observations; (4) equipment for personal use (i.e., microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, etc.); (5) donations to outside parties; (6) individual memberships in professional, educational and community organizations and related activities and services except pursuant to administrative guidelines based on the Districtís best interests developed by the Superintendent and approved by the Board; (7) taxes, late penalties; and/or (8) beautification and decoration accessories.

 A.Payment for Goods and Services
  The payment of purchase orders, contracts, invoices, and utilities shall be made according to the approved budget and State law.

 B.Salary Expenditures

  1.No salary payment shall be made except to properly authorized and approved personnel and shall begin at the time employment is authorized.

  2.Payments shall be based upon a Board-adopted salary schedule for each position.

  3.Employees shall be paid on a bi-weekly basis.

  4.Principals and department heads shall be responsible for submitting accurate payroll records according to established time schedules and procedures.

 C.Overtime Payment

  1.Authorization to work overtime must be by prior approval of the department head or principal.

  2.Overtime compensation shall be paid as approved by the Board.

F.S. 1001.43, 1001.51, 1012.22
F.A.C. 6A-1.014, 6A-1.057

Revised 11/19/13

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