M-DCPS in the News

Superintendent Carvalho Recognized by White House

This month (November/2016), the White House recognized Miami-Dade County Public Schools district as one of the 30 leaders across the nation in personalized learning and innovation.

In the presence of representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and the White House domestic Policy Council, Carvalho explained in detail how the district’s iPrep Academy and iPrep Math are helping to shape the future of highly successful academics through technology and personalized training. read more


Support for Lawmakers that Support the Return of the Florida Retirement System “COLA” Calculation

Since 2011 there has been NO Cost of Living Accrual Calculation for current employees within the Florida Retirement System. This decision by Florida Lawmakers to eliminate the “COLA” has a long lasting negative effect on the entire State of Florida. The effects of this will surely be felt for years to come as our future retirees will have less income coming in, thus, spending less on goods and services. Over the past few years there were NO lawmakers who stepped up to support public employees which has been very disturbing to us. Well, this year, it appears that there are two hero lawmakers floating amongst the Florida House (Clemons-R) and the Florida Senate (R. Garcia-R). Both lawmakers were supported by the FOP this year. It’s great to see Lawmakers doing the right thing by supporting public employees. Returning the “COLA” is a step in the right direction for Florida and should be supported by all. Let it be known that when you support us, WE SUPPORT YOU! Author: Brian Levy, Treasurer, FOP... read more

News & Commendations

Highlights of some of the great work by our men and women!

The Juvenile Civil Citation – Is it Effective?

The Juvenile Civil Citation – Is it Effective?

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice provides an alternative to arresting juveniles who have committed first-time misdemeanor offenses; the Juvenile Civil Citation. It is well-known in the school policing community how easy it is to effect a physical arrest by placing handcuffs on a juvenile, writing an arrest form, completing an incident report and transporting the child to the Juvenile Assessment Center. By contrast, a juvenile civil citation requires much more time and effort from the police officer as a means of ensuring juveniles get the best possible chance at correcting their delinquent behaviors which have resulted in misdemeanor crimes. F.O.P. Lodge #133 is extremely proud of the earnest work accomplished over the years by our police officers in providing our children with a “second chance.” As an added bonus, the civil citation program saves taxpayers millions of dollars every year that would otherwise be spent on arrested youth who would normally go through a formal juvenile delinquency program. Here’s how it works: Once there is probable cause that certain misdemeanors have occurred and a juvenile is the offender, the police officer may issue a civil citation. Unlike an arrest where an individual is taken into custody and an arrest form is generated and the subject is transported to the proper intake facility, the civil citation, believe it or not, is much more time consuming and requires close monitoring by several entities. With all civil citations, there is a verification process to determine whether or not the juvenile meets the criteria for the program. After determining that the juvenile meets the criteria, an arrest form along with the completed... read more

Visit Us On Facebook