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.


Employees and former employees may request letters of reference about the employee’s performance. However, the decision to comply with the request is solely at the discretion of the individual to whom the request is made and employees shall have no expectation that a letter of reference will be written upon request.

If anyone chooses to prepare a reference letter, they shall provide specific and truthful comments concerning the employee or former employee’s actual performance that can be substantiated by the individual’s personnel file.

A person who, in the scope of their employment, provides a letter of reference may be entitled to a qualified privilege for statements included in that reference letter, provided such statements were made in good faith, without malice, and according to this policy.

F.S. 768.095
F.S. 768.28
Art. X, Sec. 13, Fla. Constitution