|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.|
8420 - EMERGENCY CLOSING OF SCHOOLS
The emergency closing of school(s) for any cause, such as inclement weather or violent or disruptive activities in which the safety of individuals might be endangered, shall be at the discretion of the Superintendent, unless authority is specifically delegated by the Superintendent to another administrator.
When an emergency necessitates the closing of a school(s), the members of the Board shall be notified immediately of the action taken and the reason for the action.
If the emergency is of a nature that the school(s) must remain closed for an extended period of time, with the exception of closing for inclement weather or natural disaster, the Superintendent may call an emergency meeting of the Board to discuss the closure.
The Superintendent may provide for the payment of salaries according to labor contracts. If the affected bargaining unitsí labor contracts do not include provisions to address the compensation of hourly or part-time employees, all available options will be considered to allow hours not worked during the emergency to be made up by these employees.
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