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Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth-largest school district in the United States, comprised of 464 schools, more than 355,000 students, and nearly 40,000 full-time/part-time employees. Located at the southern end of the Florida peninsula, the school district stretches over 2,000 square miles of diverse and vibrant communities ranging from rural and suburban to urban cities and municipalities. A truly global community, district students speak 56 different languages and represent 160 countries. The District has an annual capital and operating budget of approximately $4.9 billion.

Under the leadership of Associate Superintendent Iraida R. Mendez-Cartaya, the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Grants Administration, and Community Engagement handles legislative issues; intergovernmental relations on local, state, federal and international levels; grants management; compliance with the 2001 Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); community engagement activities, including school volunteer and business partnership programs, student internships, other forms of support for student learning and parent involvement; and oversight of the District’s direct-support organization – the Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc...


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