We Care - Know The Rules

  • The School Board of Broward County, Florida (SBBC) consists of nine elected School Board Members who serve four-year terms. Two of the School Board Members are elected “at large” by all of the electors in Broward County. The other seven School Board Members are elected from seven school board member residence areas. The School Board Members, along with the Superintendent, oversee the sixth-largest District in the nation. The SBBC implements policies that govern ethical, fiduciary, and scholastic mandates, protocols, and procedures for the District's schools, offices, and departments subject to any applicable federal, state, or local laws. The SBBC answers to the residents and taxpayers of Broward County in an ethical, open, and transparent manner. 

    A school principal may supplement District policies by outlining rules specific to the school such as uniform colors, cell phone usage areas, and drop off/pick up times. However, school rules are limited in scope and do not supersede school district policies.

  • Anonymous/Non-Anonymous Security Tip Reporting

    Call 911 immediately in an emergency.

    Submit a safety or security tip that is not an emergency directly to the District Security Operations Center (DSOC), open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including holidays). CLICK or TAP on the icon below.

    See something, say something
    From there, choose the reporting tool that works best for you by learning more about how they work and how easy they are to use.   

    What to report: Please report safety and security threats, bullying and harassing behaviors, illegal activity, self-endangerment behaviors, etc.

    Details are everything: Please provide as many details as you can, such as names and physical description of anyone involved, school location, social media handles, date of when threats are supposed to occur, etc.

    We respect your privacy and care about your safety. Your tip is shared only with investigators and administrators assigned to the tip.

    Remember, helping is not the same as snitching. We are counting on you to help us help a friend.
    Be a Broward Buddy, Report a Tip!

  • Absence Reporting/Attendance

    Report an Absence Online

    Absences must be reported via the attendance line at 754-322-6202 or written note. The report must come from a parent and give the date(s) of the absence and the reason for it. Parents MUST report these absences within two days following the absences. A note can be sent either the day before or not later than the second day after the absence. Please fell free to email the front office (data processor) your child's absence.

    According to SBBC Policy 5.5: 

    • All students' absences must align with the eight (8) reasons allowed for absences, as outlined in the Attendance Policy and in the Code of Student Conduct.
    • Parents must state reason (from approved list) for absence when they call in or write a note to report a student's absence.
    • Absences can only be excused if they correspond with one of the eight (8) allowed reasons
    • Make up work for credit and grade is allowed for ALL absences. Learn more about Homework/Makeup Work.

  • Arrival/Tardy/Dismissal


    Students must arrive at school on time every day. Students should be in class by 8:00 AM.


    Students arriving after 8:00 AM will be considered TARDY. If students arrive after 8:05 AM, the student will need to obtain a pass from the front office to be admitted to class.


    • Head start/VPK start 8:00 AM end at 2:00 PM.
    • Grades Pre-K ESE-5 start 8:00 AM end at 2:30 PM.
    • Kindergarten car riders students will be picked up and brought to the media center at 2:25 PM
    • Car riders, YMCA, and 21st Century aftercare students, and walkers are to be dismissed at 2:30 PM
    • Support Staff, Specials Teachers, and Paraprofessionals should be on his/her post by 2:25 PM.
    • Each teacher is to walk his or her class through the side doors and out the gates. The teacher should drop off car riders after the walkers are released through the gates.
    • No student should be left unsupervised.
    • Students are to wait for siblings on the side of the gate. No student should be allowed to roam the campus looking for a sibling. 
    • Teachers are to explain, rehearse, and reinforce the arrival and dismissal procedures on a weekly basis.

    All procedures remain the same on Early Release days. Bus students are released at 12:30 PM. All other students are released at 12:30 PM.

  • Cell Phone

    Possession of a wireless communication device that disrupts the educational process is a violation. Cellular phones, camera phones, and pagers are prohibited at all times during class unless specifically instructed to do so as part of the lesson.

  • Emergency Drills

    All Broward County Public Schools conduct regular exercises and drills at various times as outlined in the Florida Fire Code and Florida Administrative Code.

    To aid in this process, every school has a designated SAFE team comprised of faculty and staff who have been specially trained on appropriate procedures to ensure every school follows safety protocol.

    Discussion-based tabletop exercises are also conducted regularly with staff, faculty, and community partners, and the results of these exercises are documented and incorporated into school safety plans as necessary.  

    All public schools are required to conduct one (1) fire drill per month with one (1) additional occurring within the first 30 days. Additionally, public schools are required to conduct, at a minimum, six (6) emergency drills every school year that are nonconcurrent with fire drills. One emergency drill must take place within the first ten (10) days of the beginning of the school year, and the remaining drills may not occur more than forty-five (45) days apart. Four (4) of the six (6) emergency drills must address active threats. The remaining two (2) drills must address other emergency events, such as severe weather, natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, or reunification.

    Students are expected to fully participate in drills and follow the directions of faculty and staff.

  • Dress Code

    School uniforms are MANDATORY

    Benefits of a Uniform Policy
    Research suggests that school uniforms

    • Improve discipline, self-esteem and self-respect.
    • Focus the student towards learning.
    • Eliminate the fear of whether their clothing choice will be acceptable by peers.
    • Strengthens school pride.
    • Identify student population from strangers on school grounds.
    • Cost effective.

    Everything You Need to Know About Our School's Dress Code

    Uniforms are MANDATORY at Dillard Elementary School. The information below outlines what the uniform includes and where they can be purchased.

    • BOYS
      • Tops – May include plain t-shirts, polo shirts, regular dress shirts, or school t-shirts in the following colors:
        • Hunter Green
      • Bottoms – Khaki Pants and no jeans.
    • GIRLS
      • Tops – May include plain t-shirts, blouses, polo shirts, or school t-shirts in the following colors:
        • Hunter Green
      • Bottoms – Khaki 
      • Pants, Khaki Jumpers, Khaki Skorts, Khaki Skirts, or Khaki Capri’s and no jeans
    • Shirts tucked in with belts
    • Sagging pants are not allowed
    • No sandals or open toed shoes
    • All uniform items may be purchased at any clothing store or specialty school uniform store such as: Walmart, Target, JCPenney, Macy's, Burlington, etc
    • All children should start wearing their school uniform on the very first day of school this August.  Please call us at school if you have any questions or concerns.
    • A Parent or Guardian may request by mail, or in person, an application for an exemption from the uniform program.  Exemption waivers must be completed by the 10th day of the student's enrollment. 

  • Parents & Visitors

    All visitors including parents must check into the front office prior to going to any classrooms or any area on campus. You should bring an official photo ID with you, like your driver’s license, Florida’s official state identification card, or a passport.

    Broward County Public Schools has installed a District-wide customized security solution, named Raptor, to protect students on school campuses and comply with the Jessica Lunsford Act. The Act, which took effect in September of 2005, established safeguards to prevent sexual offenders or predators from having access to Florida public school district campuses.

    The District will be able to document and track all visitors as they enter and exit school sites, using Raptor technology. The system offers high-speed security checks against local, state and national sex offender databases and against state and local law enforcement files. The system can also be used for authorizing student pick-ups and monitoring daily, weekly and monthly visitor logs.

    One of the unique features of the Raptor System is its network connectivity. The system can serve as a District-wide messaging center, providing schools information such as Amber Alerts, hurricane warnings, lockdowns or other emergency communications in real-time.

  • Parking

    Visitor Parking

    All visitors must park in the designated visitor parking spaces. Please do not park in spaces designated for faculty and staff or in the bus loop.

  • Pick Up/Drop Off

    Controlling School Traffic is Essential for Safety

    Students should be picked up and dropped off at the car loops only.  Parents wishing to park should walk their children to the front gate. For safety reasons, parents are not allowed to walk their children to their classrooms.

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