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 appreciates the efforts of all organizations whose objectives are to enhance the educational experiences of District students, to help meet educational needs of students and/or provide extra educational benefits.

In addition to parents, membership in school allied organizations should also be made available to members of the community. Staff members shall be encouraged to join the PTA/PTSA and to participate actively in their programs. With respect to booster clubs, faculty shall serve as liaisons to the booster club but may not serve as officers of the organization.

Each volunteer organization shall work within the appropriate school setting in cooperation with the principal and staff and shall comply with policies.

Each group will submit its bylaws to the Principal for review and approval.

Each group shall purchase liability insurance (riders self-insured) to protect the entity against claims resulting from damage or injury resulting from any act or omission of any school-support entity.

By the end of each year, each group shall submit its tentative goals and objectives along with its fund-raising plans for the next school year to the Principal for review. Should the goals and objectives or fund-raising plans change during the school year, the Principal is to be advised before any final revisions are made. All activities must be approved by the Principal.

All fund-raising activities shall comply with the Manual of Internal Fund Accounting for Elementary and Secondary Schools.