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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Chapter 232
Compulsory School Attendance; Child Welfare
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Section 232.40, Florida Statutes 2001

232.40  Pupils prohibited from belonging to secret societies.--It shall be unlawful for any pupil enrolled in any public school whether elementary or secondary of this state to be a member of, to join or to become a member of or to pledge himself or herself to become a member of any secret fraternity, sorority or group wholly or partly formed from the membership of pupils attending such public schools or to take part in the organization or formation of any such fraternity, sorority or secret society; provided that this shall not be construed to prevent any pupil from belonging to any organization fostered and promoted by the school authorities; or which is first approved and accepted by the school authorities and whose membership is selected on the basis of good character, good scholarship, leadership ability and achievement.

History.--s. 2, ch. 21777, 1943; s. 2, ch. 24072, 1947; s. 1276, ch. 95-147.

Note.--Former s. 242.47.

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