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 Risk and Benefits Officer shall negotiate with commercial insurance carriers for the type and amount of insurance policies necessary to protect the District from major financial losses.

Insurance purchased shall include, but need not be limited to, the following types of losses:

 A.buildings and their contents

 B.boiler and machinery

 C.broad term money and securities

 D.special coverage for equipment not ordinarily covered under a standard policy

 E.the expenses of defending any claim against School Board members, officers, or employees of this District arising out of and in the course of performance of their duties

 F.loss or damage from liability for the general acts or errors and omissions of District officers, employees, or volunteers

Pursuant to State Board Rule F.A.C. 6A-1.012(15), except as otherwise required by statute, the District, when purchasing insurance, entering into risk management programs, or contracting with third party administrators, may make any such acquisitions through the competitive solicitation process or by direct negotiations and contract.

The Risk and Benefits Officer may choose to retain the cost of certain liabilities (self-insure) through a risk management program as found in F.S. 768.28. These items may include, but need not be limited to, the following:

 A.comprehensive bodily injury, property damage on automobiles, buses, and trucks;

 B.loss or damage from liability established by worker’s compensation statutes; and/or liability for Board members and employees.

F.S. 768.28, 1001.42