Bill Text: FL S2178 | 2010 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Election of Superintendent of Schools [SPSC]

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2010-04-30 - Died in Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 [S2178 Detail]

Download: Florida-2010-S2178-Introduced.html
Florida Senate - 2010                                   SJR 2178 
By Senator Peaden 
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1                       Senate Joint Resolution 
2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 5 
3         of Article IX of the State Constitution to require the 
4         election of the superintendent of schools in school 
5         districts meeting a student population threshold. 
7  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 
9         That the following amendment to Section 5 of Article IX of 
10  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to 
11  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next 
12  general election or at an earlier special election specifically 
13  authorized by law for that purpose: 
14                             ARTICLE IX 
15                              EDUCATION 
16         Section 5. Superintendent of schools.—In each school 
17  district there shall be a superintendent of schools who shall be 
18  elected at the general election in each year the number of which 
19  is a multiple of four for a term of four years; or, when 
20  provided by resolution of the district school board, or by 
21  special law, approved by vote of the electors, the district 
22  school superintendent in any school district shall be employed 
23  by the district school board as provided by general law. The 
24  resolution or special law may be rescinded or repealed by either 
25  procedure after four years. However, the superintendent of 
26  schools must be elected if the school district has a student 
27  population of 300,000 or more. 
28         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 
29  placed on the ballot: 
30                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 
31                        ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5 
33  Constitution currently requires that each school district have a 
34  superintendent of schools who is elected unless the school board 
35  or a law approved by the electors provides for the appointment 
36  of the superintendent. This proposed amendment requires that the 
37  district school superintendent be elected by the voters in 
38  school districts having a student population of 300,000 or more.