Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 131949
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File Number: 131949 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-927-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: ANIMAL SERVICES AND MDCPS CURRICULUM Introduced: 10/3/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/5/2013
Agenda Date: 11/5/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A12
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO ASSIST MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN INCORPORATING ANIMAL CARE EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Indexes: ANIMALS
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/5/2013 11A12 Adopted P

Public Safety & Animal Services Committee 10/9/2013 2C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on this resolution as presented.

County Attorney 10/3/2013 Referred Public Safety & Animal Services Committee 10/9/2013

County Attorney 10/3/2013 Assigned Dennis A. Kerbel

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO ASSIST MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN INCORPORATING ANIMAL CARE EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

BODY

WHEREAS, this Board recognizes promoting responsible pet ownership and reducing animal overpopulation as important public policies; and
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department has prepared educational materials, including a video available online at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzv0gXqoCkc&feature=youtu.be, to promote responsible pet ownership and educate children about animal care; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) is incorporating animal care education in the elementary school curriculum for third, fourth, and fifth grades; and
WHEREAS, MDCPS has requested the Animal Services Departmentís participation in developing and implementing its animal education curriculum; and
WHEREAS, this Board supports the efforts of Miami-Dade County Public Schools to educate children about responsible pet ownership and animal care,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Mayor or designee is authorized to assist Miami-Dade County Public Schools in developing and implementing an animal care education program as part of the elementary school curriculum for the 2013-14 school year.



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