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.


District employees, students, school volunteers, or advisory committee members who have contributed outstanding and meritorious service in their fields or service areas may be recognized.

Monetary awards shall be provided to persons who propose procedures or ideas which are adopted by the School Board and will result in eliminating or reducing Board expenditures or improving District or school center operations.

No award granted under the provisions of this policy shall exceed $2,000 or ten percent (10%) of the first year’s gross savings, whichever is greater, if applicable.

Non-monetary awards shall include, but are not limited to, certificates, plaques, medals, ribbons and photographs.

Prior Board approval is required for all monetary awards and non-monetary awards where the unit cost of the award exceeds $100.00. Non-monetary awards where the unit cost of the award does not exceed $100.00, may be awarded at the discretion of bureau/office administration.

Awards and incentives for employees who are represented by exclusive bargaining agents are subject to collective bargaining.

F.S. 1012.22