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 Board facilities that have historical and/or architectural significance to the public should be maintained in their original condition to the extent feasible.


Local historic preservation efforts include:

 A.Miami-Dade County and various municipalities within the county have ordinances governing the designation of historical sites and subsequent restrictions pertaining to architectural changes to designated facilities, and have established preservation boards to oversee these matters;

 B.the Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board (Preservation Board) is the umbrella organization representing these various preservation boards, through which the Board may choose to coordinate general efforts in the area of historical/architectural preservation;

 C.the individual local preservation boards are most knowledgeable of specific facilities within their area; and

 D.there are also individuals in each community whose insight into the cultural significance of a structure is valuable.


Under State law, the Board is exempt from, and elects not to be bound by the various preservation ordinances. The Board will not accept or agree to formal designation of any facilities, nor will it agree to be bound by any ordinance or specific provision of an ordinance pertaining to historical designation/preservation.

The Board will, however, make every effort to coordinate with the Historic Preservation Board and the various local boards to identify facilities having historical/architectural significance and interested members of the public; to review plans for addition, alteration, or disposition of these facilities; and wherever feasible, preserve or maintain such historical/architectural significance.

F.S. 1001.43(4)(10); 1013.33; 1013.64(1)(g)
F.A.C. Chapter 6-2
1999 SREF, Section 1.5