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.
DHS Protocols and Procedures
Students and parents are strongly encouraged to study the Broward County Code of Student Conduct. This booklet lists the District’s rules for students in Broward County. The rules apply to all activities occurring on school grounds, on other sites being used for school activities, and on any vehicles authorized to transport students.
Broward County has a Zero Tolerance Policy. At no time is it appropriate for any student to possess or bring a weapon of any kind onto a school campus. Any student who is determined to have brought a firearm or knife to school, to any school function, or on any school-sponsored transportation will be recommended for expulsion. Toy guns, ammunition, and any tools or instruments used in a threatening way have been added to the list of Class B weapons.
At no time are students allowed to possess, use, sell, or transmit drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products. They may not possess drug paraphernalia or transmit over-the-counter medications. Violation of District drug and substance abuse policies could lead to suspension or possible expulsion.
Anonymous Tip Line / Safety & Security
If you need to report something you can do so ANONYMOUSLY! No one will ever be able to know where the report originated. We need you to help keep our schools and our children safe, so if there is something going on that needs to be reported please report it.
The text messaging service, TipSoft, allows a response by text message to the originating cell phone without ever knowing the identity of the individual who left the tip. The user’s information is always given an alias and a unique ID before being sent. This secure application allows the tipster and the investigator to have two-way dialog while always keeping the user’s identity completely anonymous.
The School Board of Broward County encourages students to report information about any non-urgent illegal activity, such as vandalism, theft, the sale, and distribution of drugs or information about crimes that are being planned.
Safety and Security
Significant progress is being made to ensure that all of our nation's schools are safe, secure and productive. School safety includes keeping campuses free of crime and violence, improving discipline, and increasing student attendance. School that are safe and free of violence, weapons and drugs are necessary to ensure the well-being of all children and the quality of their education.
At Dillard High School 6-12, we are proud to share that we have two security specialists, eleven campus monitors and two School Resource Officers (SRO) in addition to our proactive administrative team, faculty, staff and students. Effective the 2017-18 school year, all students and staff are required to wear an ID badge at all times while on campus. All visitors MUST have an ID in order to enter our building.
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.
- Parents have 2 days (48 hours) in which to report an absence.
- The Attendance Policy allows eight (8) reasons for absence to be excused.
- Make up work for credit and grade is allowed for ALL absences. Learn more about Homework/Makeup Work.
Sign-outs, excused absences, and tardies will now be used to determine patterns of non-attendance. If a student is out of class 30 hours (5 days) in any marking period or 60 hours (10 days) within 90 days, the student will be out of compliance. Sanctions may include:
- Loss of academic credit
- Referral to social services
- Suspension of driver’s license
- Court appearance by parent
- Suspension of TANF payments
Sign In/Sign Outs
A parent, guardian, or designated person on the emergency card must come into the Attendance Office to sign the student out. If the person is not listed on the emergency card, they will not be permitted to sign the student out. The sign-in/sign-out will be excused depending on the reason. A student can not be signed out by way of a phone call from the parent, guardian, or the designated person. Students who leave campus without signing out will be considered unexcused.
7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
The first bell will ring at 7:33 a.m. Classes will begin promptly at 7:40 a.m. each morning.
Arriving on time is crucial to our student’s academic success.
Student drop-off and pick-up on 11th street ONLY.
Schedule for Opening and Closing of Gates
Who has Access?
2:30 p.m. until busses exit
Staff & Busses only
11th Street (Bldg. #1)
6:30 a.m. stays open with supervision
Stays open with supervision
Staff and Guests
11th Street (Bldg. #6)
Staff and Student Walkers
2:40-3:00 p.m. reopens based on the time of games.
Staff and Student Walkers
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.
Code Red Drills
Code Red Drills have been mandated for all schools by the State of Florida to ensure the safety of our students and staff. These Code Red Drills will be implemented on a monthly basis, similar to fire drills. The date of the drill will not be pre-announced due to potential security and attendance issues. Instead, our school will send families Parent Link messages via phone call, text message, and/or e-mail approximately 20 minutes prior to the drill to alert everyone that it is only a drill. Please do not contact your child during the Code Red Drills as it is important for all students to learn the safety procedures in case of an emergency. Our school will then send a second message to families notifying you that the drill is completed.
We appreciate your cooperation as we strive to be the SAFEST and BEST high school in Broward County and the Nation!
Important Phone numbers
- Main Switchboard (754) 322-0800
- Attendance Office (754) 322-0802
- Media Center (754) 322- 2040
- Guidance (754) 322-0860
- Breakfast/lunch program (Mrs. Sly) (754) 322- 2014
- Dillard Center for the Arts (754) 322-0838
- Emerging Computer Technology Magnet (754) 322-0852
The dress code rules enforced at our school align directly with the District's Unified School Dress - Policy 5309. Review the District policies outlined on this page for more information.
Lost & Found
Found items are to be turned into security. Books will be returned to the assigning teacher if the teacher's and student's names are not listed in the book.
Dillard High School is a closed campus and students are not to leave during the lunch periods. The cafeteria serves a variety of meals that include, but are not limited to, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, vegetables, etc.
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
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.
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.