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.


The Board shall develop and approve the standard school year calendar according to the following requirements:


 A.The following holidays are incorporated into the standard year calendar: Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.ís Birthday, All Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.
  The actual designated days may vary from year to year depending upon Board action specifying alternate days for those listed above.
  When any of these holidays, except Veterans' Day, falls on a Saturday or Sunday, either the preceding Friday or subsequent Monday may be designated as the school holiday.

 B.Holiday leave and recess periods are determined by the calendars adopted annually by the Board.

 C.Personnel are expressly requested to take into consideration weather related and other building-closing emergencies which could add additional days to the school calendar beyond those already scheduled. Personnel should avoid scheduling any activities requiring absence from duty immediately following the scheduled date of schools' closing

Summer School Standard Calendar

The days and hours per day of the summer sessions shall be established annually by the Board.

Exceptions to Standard School Year Calendars

 A.Exceptions to the standard school year calendars, such as year round school, may be developed.
  Such exceptions shall take into account all State and District requirements, holidays, and recess periods as specified in this policy.

 B.Exceptions to the standard school year calendars, such as year round school, shall be approved by the Board.

F.S. 1001.42, 1001.43, 1003.43