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.
 

8651 - BOARD-OWNED VEHICLES

The Superintendent may assign School Board vehicles to selected administrators when necessary for the performance of their duties and in the best interest of the school system. The school system will provide maintenance and gasoline for these vehicles.

The Superintendent may delegate his authority to assign vehicles. Vehicles will be assigned to the Superintendentís cabinet, regional superintendents and selected District staff based on job responsibilities as approved by the Superintendent. Financial Services will review use of assigned vehicles on an annual basis.

Unauthorized use of Board-owned vehicles will be cause for disciplinary action.

Employees who use a Board-owned vehicle shall notify their supervisor as to any accident or mechanical defect experienced with the vehicle. The Transportation Director shall arrange for necessary repairs to be made. Failure to report an accident or a mechanical defect experienced when operating a Board-owned vehicle may also be cause for disciplinary action.

The Superintendent shall require that all Board-owned vehicles are inspected at regular intervals. The vehicles shall be placed in the Districtís garage(s) for repairs or service if needed.

The Board shall not assume any financial responsibility for any contract for repairs by or purchase of repairs from a private shop or a private individual unless prior approval is obtained from the Superintendent.

The Assigned Vehicles Procedures Manual, issued by the Office of the Controller, establishes the guidelines for using board-owned vehicles and shall be followed.

F.S. 1006.21