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 inform the public on matters regarding District policies, finances, programs, personnel, and operations. The Superintendent shall implement an information program designed to notify the general public of the achievements and needs of the schools.

Announcements to Parents and the General Public

Upon approval from the Superintendent, materials for countywide distribution will be released and monitored through the District office.

The Principal of each school is responsible for routine school announcements to the parents of the school. A file copy of all routine school announcements will be kept by the Principal for at least two (2) years.

School News Releases

All news releases concerning the school system will be cleared through the Office of Public Relations with the exception of any reports concerning athletic games and information pertaining to the operation of a particular school. The Principal is responsible for the preparation and distribution of news releases concerning the activities within his/her building.

News releases includes newspaper releases, radio and television reports, programs and spot announcements, coordination of press conferences, and similar activities.

This is not to be construed as preventing any school authority from using discretion in responding to queries from news media. A response may be given upon approval by the Office of Public Relations. Administrators, teachers, and other staff members are urged to share their school news with the Office of Public Relations.