Bill Text: FL H1265 | 2010 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Election of Superintendent of Schools

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Failed) 2010-04-30 - Died in Education Policy Council [H1265 Detail]

Download: Florida-2010-H1265-Introduced.html
HJR 1265
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House Joint Resolution
2A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 5 of
3Article IX of the State Constitution to require the
4election of the superintendent of schools in school
5districts meeting a student population threshold.
6
7Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
8
9 That the following amendment to Section 5 of Article IX of
10the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
11the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
12general election or at an earlier special election specifically
13authorized by law for that purpose:
14
ARTICLE IX
15
EDUCATION
16 Section 5. Superintendent of schools.-In each school
17district there shall be a superintendent of schools who shall be
18elected at the general election in each year the number of which
19is a multiple of four for a term of four years; or, when
20provided by resolution of the district school board, or by
21special law, approved by vote of the electors, the district
22school superintendent in any school district shall be employed
23by the district school board as provided by general law. The
24resolution or special law may be rescinded or repealed by either
25procedure after four years. However, the superintendent of
26schools must be elected if the school district has a student
27population of 300,000 or more.
28 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
29placed on the ballot:
30
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
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ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5
32 ELECTION OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.-The State
33Constitution currently requires that each school district have a
34superintendent of schools who is elected unless the school board
35or a law approved by the electors provides for the appointment
36of the superintendent. This proposed amendment requires that the
37district school superintendent be elected by the voters in
38school districts having a student population of 300,000 or more.
CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.
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