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The Florida Statutes

The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Chapter 230
District School System
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Section 230.03, Florida Statutes 2001

230.03  Management, control, operation, administration, and supervision.--The district school system must be managed, controlled, operated, administered, and supervised as follows:

(1)  DISTRICT SYSTEM.--The district school system shall be considered as a part of the state system of public education. All actions of district school officials shall be consistent and in harmony with state laws and with rules and minimum standards of the state board and the commissioner. District school officials, however, shall have the authority to provide additional educational opportunities, as desired, which are authorized, but not required, by law or by the district school board.

(2)  SCHOOL BOARD.--In accordance with the provisions of s. 4(b) of Art. IX of the State Constitution, district school boards shall operate, control, and supervise all free public schools in their respective districts and may exercise any power except as expressly prohibited by the State Constitution or general law.

(3)  SUPERINTENDENT.--Responsibility for the administration and management of the schools and for the supervision of instruction in the district shall be vested in the superintendent as the secretary and executive officer of the school board, as provided by law.

(4)  PRINCIPAL OR HEAD OF SCHOOL.--Responsibility for the administration of any school or schools at a given school center, for the supervision of instruction therein, and for providing leadership in the development or revision and implementation of a school improvement plan required pursuant to s. 230.23(16) shall be delegated to the principal or head of the school or schools as hereinafter set forth and in accordance with rules established by the school board.

History.--s. 403, ch. 19355, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 892(66); s. 28, ch. 29764, 1955; s. 1, ch. 57-249; s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 3, ch. 71-164; s. 58, ch. 71-355; s. 25, ch. 72-221; s. 1, ch. 78-86; s. 7, ch. 83-324; s. 13, ch. 91-283; ss. 1, 103, ch. 97-190; s. 31, ch. 99-398; s. 12, ch. 2000-152.

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