Section 232.60, Florida Statutes 2001
232.60 Athletics; governing nonprofit organization.--The Florida High School Activities Association is designated as the governing nonprofit organization of athletics in Florida public schools, provided that the organization operates pursuant to the provisions of this act by July 15, 1997. If the Florida High School Activities Association fails to meet the provisions of this act, the Commissioner of Education shall designate a nonprofit organization to govern athletics with the approval of the State Board of Education. The organization is not to be a state agency as defined in s. 120.52. The organization shall be subject to the provisions of s. 232.44. A nonpublic school that wishes to engage in high school athletic competition with a public high school may become a member of the organization. The bylaws of the organization are to be the rules by which high school athletic programs in its member schools, and the students who participate in them, are governed, unless otherwise specifically provided by statute. For the purposes of this act, "high school" includes grades 6 through 12.
History.--s. 1, ch. 97-53.