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

    According to SBBC Policy 5.5: All students under 16 are required to attend school every day of the 180-day school year. Absences are established by tardiness, early sign-outs, or absences for all or part of any day. The maximum number of acceptable absences is 5 days. Additionally, please note that students may not be released after 1:45 p.m.

    1. Parents have 2 days (48 hours) in which to report an absence.
    2. The Attendance Policy allows eight (8) reasons for absence to be excused.
    3. Make up work for credit and grade is allowed for ALL absences. Learn more about Homework/Makeup Work.

  • Arrival/Tardy/Dismissal

    Arrival: Students must arrive at school on time every day. The first bell rings at 7:40 AM. 

    Tardy: Students arriving after 7:40 AM will be considered tardy. To be admitted to class, they must obtain a pass from the front office/tardy center.

    Dismissal: The dismissal time is 2:40 PM. All students are expected to remain in school for the entire school day. If students are dismissed early, they must be picked up by 2:10 PM. For safety reasons, no students will be dismissed 30 minutes prior to the last bell.

    Student Attendance and Driver's Licenses: Students between 15 and 18 years of age who drop out of school or have 15 unexcused absences within 90 calendar days and have a driver’s license will have their license suspended by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. If such non-attending students apply for a license, it will not be issued.

    Attendance Manager

  • Identification (IDs)

    Students must wear their school ID to gain entrance to our campus. Student IDs must be worn on campus each day, and students must keep them on throughout the day. Students must display them at all times while on campus. Per the Code of Conduct, students shall wear their current, unaltered, and official school-issued identification (ID) Badge, clearly visible on the front of their person and not lower than elbow level. IDs should always be worn while on school grounds and on school-sponsored transportation.  If the badge is stolen, misplaced, or otherwise not accessible to the student while on the school campus, a replacement will be issued. Replacements will be issued up to five (5) times at no cost to the student. After 3 replacements have been issued during that school year, the student will incur a financial obligation of 5 dollars each. The financial obligation shall be handled in accordance with the district's policies, rules, and standard practice bulletins governing the collection of these funds.

    What does this policy mean?  If you forgot your ID, it's okay. Get a pass from your teacher and go to office 101 for a new one. IDs are required and must be visible at all times! They're part of our school dress code.  Have you lost your ID too many times? You'll get detention and have to pay $5 for any subsequent replacement.

    Remember to keep track of your Student ID, so you can avoid these extra hassles!

  • Mobile Phones

    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. 

    What does this policy mean? It means that cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed during class unless your classroom teacher says they are allowed. Using them when they're not allowed disrupts lessons, is disrespectful to your teacher, and is not fair to other students.

  • 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 non-concurrent 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 material incidents, or reunification.

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

  • Dress Code

    Students are responsible for dressing neatly and appropriately and being clean and well-groomed, whether on campus, participating in a school-sponsored activity, or in the e-learning environment. All students are expected to honor their responsibilities and respect the rights of others. Finally, students wearing inappropriate attire will need a change of clothes.

    Students have a right to wear stylish clothes of their choice as long as they are appropriate for school, not dangerous to health and safety, and do not create a substantial and material disruption in school operations. Other attire may be allowed for special school activities with the approval of the school administration. Changes to clothing trends will not override the dress code policy.

    What is "inappropriate attire" (includes the items on list below, but is not limited to)

    • Sagging Pants / Clothing not properly secured at the waist
    • Inappropriate Words & Images
    • Clothing that exposes the upper thigh
    • Tank Tops/ Spaghetti Straps
    • Backless Clothing
    • Crop Tops/ Midriff Shirts
    • Rips in jeans/shorts above mid-thigh
    • Mesh/See-Through Clothing
    • Short tights or other clothing above mid-thigh.
    • Anything else outlined in the Student Code of Conduct

  • Parents & Visitors

    All visitors including parents must check into the attendance office prior to going to any classrooms or any area on campus. An official photo identification (ID) is required. Acceptable forms of ID include the following:

    • Driver’s license
    • Florida’s official state identification card
    • Passport

  • 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. 

    Student Parking

    Students must have a decal to park in the student parking areas. 

    Please do not leave valuables in your car.

  • 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.

  • School Rules and Discipline Policy

    School Rules and Discipline Policy

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