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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

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F.O.P. 133 1st Annual Picnic a Rousing Success!

F.O.P. 133 1st Annual Picnic a Rousing Success!

In a letter from F.O.P. #133 President Al Palacio to our members and extended families: Brothers and Sisters: I hope and trust that you had a great weekend with your families. We had a very good time this past Saturday at the picnic. We had bounce houses, a wave slide, face painting, drinks, food galore, volleyball, softball, a DJ, and raffles.   We had 220 + people show up to the festivities, including members of the command staff and newly elected Board Member, Maritere Rojas whom thanked us publicly for our support during her campaign. I hope that in the future we can see more of you there to enjoy your company as well. It was really a great time together!   Al Palacio President F.O.P. #133 ===================== Shorty’s Barbeque catered this awesome event with enough delicious ribs, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and much more side dishes to feed an army! Even after stuffing ourselves there were plenty of leftovers for those wanting to satisfy their Shorty’s cravings. The highlight of the picnic came in the last hour when the 7 winners for our yearly raffle were announced by an emcee who sounded much like a top-notch game show announcer…Al Palacio! Here’s a list of the prizes: (2) 40″ LED TV’s $150 Cash $100 Cash Another $100 Cash (2) High Quality Home Improvement Tool Kits We look forward to next year’s event. It promises to be spectacular. We’ll see you... read more

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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

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