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 supports all organizations of parents whose objectives are to promote the educational experiences of District students.

The Parent-Teacher/Parent-Teacher-Student Associations in the District are acknowledged as sincerely interested in, and staunch supporters of public education in Miami-Dade County.

The purposes of the PTA/PTSA are endorsed by the Board to:

 A.promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of workshop;

 B.raise the standards of home life; adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;

 D.bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth;

 E.develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

Staff members shall be encouraged to join the associations and to participate actively in their programs.

In using the name of the District or its schools and in organizing a group whose identity derives from a school(s) of this District, a parental organization shares responsibility with this Board for the welfare of participating students.

Representatives and members of approved school-related organizations shall in all circumstances be treated by District employees as interested friends of the schools and as supporters of public education in the School District.

The Board will not tolerate any undue pressure, harassment, or intimidation designed to coerce parents or teachers into membership in any specific organization.