Visiting IPREP Academy for Hispanic Heritage Celebration

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) visited the PLC students at IPrep Academy during their Hispanic Heritage celebration. Dr. Bendross-Mindingall also welcomed School Board officials and leaders from across the country who arrived in Miami to attend the County of Great City Schools 60th Conference. 

    State of the District 2 Address – A Tremendous SUCCESS!

    State of the District 2 Address hosted by School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was held September 29th at William H. Turner Tech Arts Senior High School. The informative event included musical performances by Miami Central and Miami Northwestern Marching Bands, a talented Turner Tech soloist, and a panel of M-DCPS District Administrators!  

    It was a tremendous success! Thanks to our District 2 Principals, M-DCPS District Administrators, teachers, parents, staff, and community for attending this important event. 

    We hope you were educated, informed and inspired to support our students and schools. 

    State of District 2 Address

    WHO: MDCPS Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall

    WHAT: State of District 2 Address

    WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2016

    WHERE: William H. Turner Technical Arts High School (Auditorium), 10151 NW 19TH Avenue, Miami, FL 33147

    TIME: 5:30 pm

    Join us as provide critical information about our District 2 Schools!

    If you have any questions, please contact the District 2 Office at 305.995.2311, or email us at



    Choice Options in District 2

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS)  remains committed to the principle that all students deserve an opportunity to participate in rigorous and academically challenging courses and programs. M-DCPS understands that our economic  vitality is largely derived from the productivity of well-trained people and the steady stream of innovations they produce. As we move toward a knowledge-based economy, the District needs to make bold and courageous investments in our intellectual capital. Miami-Dade County Public Schools firmly believes that strong school choice options based on quality thematic offerings will provide students a powerful foundation that will prepare them to thrive and excel in postsecondary education and the workplace.These unique programs of study will prove to be gateways to a productive life and to a positive future for our students.

    Included here is a listing of choice program options that are available in your communities in STEM, International Education,Advanced Academics, Career & Technical, as well as visual & Performing Arts. For additional information on any of these programs, please contact each school directly. You may also contact School Choice and Parental Options for additional information on Magnet programs at 305.995.1922, and Advanced Academic Programs for additional information on International Baccalaureate, Cambridge International, AP Capstone, Dual Enrollment, Montessori, and Gifted programs at 305.995.1934 or visit us online at and/or at advanced academic

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    MDCPS Vice Chair, Dr. Bendross-Mindingall addresses Zika



    Zika is an illness spreading in areas of North, Central and South America. It’s caused by infections with the Zika virus.


    In general, Zika causes mild symptoms—if any. Only 20% of people who get Zika have symptoms. These may include:

    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Skin Rash
    • Red Eyes (Conjunctivitis)
    • Joint or muscle pain

    Symptoms often last from a few days to a week.

    Unborn babies suffer the highest risk! Pregnant women are advised to stay indoors and if outside wear long sleeves and use insect repellent.


    Although the risks are low for children going to school in August. We must do our best to take preventive measures to ensure the safety of our children. Wear long sleeve shirts and spray the children down with insect repellant or lemon grass oil.

    More info can be found at the Florida Department of Health:

    Community Partners support our students at Comstock Elementary 

    School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) thanks the Marlins Ayudan Foundation and Kiwanis Club of Little Havana for their continued support to our deserving students at Comstock Elementary.

    We salute Principal Adrian Rogers, administration, teachers, staff, and parents for educating and caring for our children. 

    Welcome Back to the 2016-17 School Year!

    School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was excited to join the Marlins Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, and Billy the Marlin at their School Supplies distribution at Lenora Braynon Smith Elementary on the first day of school (August 22, 2016).

    We also appreciate their wonderful support to all our students at the following District 2 schools: Comstock Elementary, Orchard Villa Elementary, Melrose Elementary, and Santa Clara Elementary.

    Thanks for making sure our students our ready and prepared for a successful school year.