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 School Board shall provide transportation for those students whose distance from school makes this service necessary within the limitations established by State law and regulations. These laws and rules shall govern any question not covered by this policy.

Students living more than two (2) miles from their home school will be eligible for District-provided bus transportation. Students who attend school out of their home school zone will not be eligible for District-provided transportation. Students shall board the bus at the nearest designated stop and will not enter or leave the bus at any other designated stop, except upon approval of the Principal.

The specific procedures to be followed are outlined in the documents entitled Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Department of Transportation, School Bus Transportation, School Bus Transportation Rules and Policies Manual, and Handbook for School Bus Drivers, Aides and Operations Staff, which are incorporated by reference. Copies of these documents are on file in the Office of Board Recording Secretary, the Citizen Information Center, and the Office of the School Board Clerk.

F.S. 1006.21, 1006.22
F.A.C. 6A-3