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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Education
Chapter 232
Compulsory School Attendance; Child Welfare
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Section 232.63, Florida Statutes 2001

232.63  Governing organization for athletics; board of directors.--

(1)  The executive authority of the organization shall be vested in its board of directors. The board of directors shall be composed of 15 persons, as follows:

(a)  Four public member school representatives, one elected from among its public school representative members within each of the four administrative regions.

(b)  Four nonpublic member school representatives, one elected from among its nonpublic school representative members within each of the four administrative regions.

(c)  Two representatives appointed by the Commissioner of Education, one appointed from the two northernmost administrative regions and one appointed from the two southernmost administrative regions.

(d)  Two district school superintendents, one elected from the two northernmost administrative regions by the members in those regions and one elected from the two southernmost administrative regions by the members in those regions.

(e)  Two district school board members, one elected from the two northernmost administrative regions by the members in those regions and one elected from the two southernmost administrative regions by the members in those regions.

(f)  The Commissioner of Education or his or her designee from the Department of Education executive staff.

(2)  A quorum of the board of directors shall consist of nine members.

(3)  The board of directors shall elect a president and a vice president from among its members. These officers shall also serve as officers of the organization.

(4)  Members of the board of directors shall serve terms of 3 years and are eligible to succeed themselves only once. A member of the board of directors, other than the Commissioner of Education or his or her designee, may serve a maximum of 6 consecutive years. The organization's bylaws shall establish a rotation of terms to ensure that a majority of the members' terms do not expire concurrently.

(5)  The authority and duties of the board of directors, acting as a body and in accordance with the organization's bylaws, are as follows:

(a)  To act as the incorporated organization's board of directors and to fulfill the obligations of such as required by the organization's charter and articles of incorporation.

(b)  To establish such guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures as are authorized by the bylaws.

(c)  To provide a commissioner for the organization. The commissioner shall have the authority to waive the bylaws of the organization in order to comply with statutory changes.

(d)  To levy annual dues and other fees and to set the percentage of contest receipts which is to be collected by the organization.

(e)  To approve the budget of the organization.

(f)  To organize and conduct statewide interscholastic competitions, which may or may not lead to state championships, and to establish the terms and conditions for these competitions.

(g)  To act as an administrative board in the interpretation of, and final decision on, all questions and appeals arising from the directing of interscholastic athletics of member schools.

History.--s. 4, ch. 97-53.

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