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.


Buildings constitute the greatest financial investment of the District. The buildings and equipment owned by the Board shall be protected from theft and vandalism in order to maintain the optimum conditions for carrying out the educational programs.

The Superintendent shall develop and supervise a program for the security of the school buildings, school grounds, and school equipment pursuant to statute and rules of the State. Such a program may include but is not limited to, video surveillance equipment, security alarm devices, or monitoring devices in appropriate public areas in and around the schools and other District facilities.

Every effort shall be made to apprehend those who knowingly cause serious physical harm to District property and to require such persons to rectify the damage or pay a fee to cover repairs. A reward may be offered for apprehending such persons.

Appropriate authorities may be contacted in the case of serious offenses.

The Superintendent is authorized to install metal detectors and other security devices which would assist in the detection of guns and dangerous weapons in school buildings and/or on District property.

The Superintendent shall report to the Board as appropriate major cases of vandalism and the extent of the damage.

F.S. 1001.51