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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Education
Chapter 228
Public Education: General Provisions
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Section 228.051, Florida Statutes 2001

228.051  Organization and funding of required public schools.--The public schools of the state shall provide 13 consecutive years of instruction, beginning with kindergarten, and shall also provide such instruction for exceptional children and youth in Department of Juvenile Justice programs as may be required by law. The funds for support and maintenance of such schools shall be derived from state, district, federal, or other lawful sources or combinations of sources and shall include any tuition fees charged nonresidents as provided by law. Public schools, institutions, and agencies providing this instruction shall constitute the uniform system of free public schools prescribed by Art. IX of the State Constitution.

History.--ss. 213, 216, ch. 19355, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 892(32), (35); s. 2, ch. 23726, 1947; s. 9, ch. 29764, 1955; s. 3, ch. 57-252; s. 1, ch. 59-388; s. 7, ch. 65-239; s. 5, ch. 68-5; s. 1, ch. 68-12; ss. 2, 4, ch. 68-24; s. 22, ch. 69-216; s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 1, ch. 72-221; s. 7, ch. 79-288; s. 3, ch. 80-295; s. 42, ch. 99-284.

Note.--Former ss. 228.13 and 228.16.

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