Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is a public school district serving Miami-Dade County, Florida. Founded in 1885, it is the largest school district in Florida and the Southeastern United States, and the fourth largest in the United States. Serving a diverse student body of over 400,000 in Pre K-Adult. M-DCPS has an annual budget of almost $4.3 billion; 53,000 employees; and over 47.5 million square feet of facilities.
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Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho is Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest school system. A nationally recognized expert on education reform and finance, as well as an outspoken advocate for high quality education for all students, Mr. Carvalho Superintendent in September 2008.
The School Board of Miami-Dade County is comprised of nine members elected by the people. They serve four-year terms and are elected from individual single member districts on a staggered basis. The board moved from seven members to nine members, a result of a court order intended to ensure fair representation amongst Miami-Dade County's ethnic groups.
The job of parenting isn’t easy. It doesn’t come with a handbook of answers. That’s why Miami-Dade County Public Schools created the "Parent Academy" a source to help answer parents’ questions on topics that impact children’s lives, including academic support, health care, and financial management.