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.


Members of the community are welcome to attend athletic and other public events at schools.

The School Board may, however, prohibit the attendance of or remove any person whose conduct may disrupt a school event. The Principal may call law enforcement officials if a person violates posted regulations or does not leave school property when requested. A Principal may also use detectors and other devices as necessary for the safety of participants and visitors. If a student or adult is asked to leave or is removed from a school event, no admission fees shall be refunded.

No alcoholic beverage or other controlled substance shall be possessed, consumed, or distributed at any function occurring on District premises.

The Superintendent may permit fund-raising by District-related organizations according to Policy 9211 and Policy 9700.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and Policy 8390, Animals on District Property, the Board shall permit individuals with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals in all areas of the District's facilities where members of the public, as participants in services, programs or activities, or as invitees, are allowed to go.

Audio and/or video recordings of school events can be made by parents or other members of the audience without restriction if the performance is not of copyrighted material. If the performance is of copyrighted material, recording can be made if the appropriate license authorizing such recordings has been secured in advance by the District. If the performance is of copyrighted material and the necessary license has not been secured in advance by the District, the audience shall be advised before the performance begins that audio and/or video recordings that will be re-broadcast or distributed in any way, such as posting on the internet, are prohibited.

Any person or organization seeking to film students or a school activity which is not a public event shall obtain prior permission from the Superintendent.

Revised 6/18/14

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