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       Florida Senate - 2010                                   SJR 2178
       By Senator Peaden
       2-01649A-10                                           20102178__
    1                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 5
    3         of Article IX of the State Constitution to require the
    4         election of the superintendent of schools in school
    5         districts meeting a student population threshold.
    7  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         That the following amendment to Section 5 of Article IX of
   10  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
   11  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
   12  general election or at an earlier special election specifically
   13  authorized by law for that purpose:
   14                             ARTICLE IX                            
   15                              EDUCATION                            
   16         Section 5. Superintendent of schools.—In each school
   17  district there shall be a superintendent of schools who shall be
   18  elected at the general election in each year the number of which
   19  is a multiple of four for a term of four years; or, when
   20  provided by resolution of the district school board, or by
   21  special law, approved by vote of the electors, the district
   22  school superintendent in any school district shall be employed
   23  by the district school board as provided by general law. The
   24  resolution or special law may be rescinded or repealed by either
   25  procedure after four years. However, the superintendent of
   26  schools must be elected if the school district has a student
   27  population of 300,000 or more.
   28         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   29  placed on the ballot:
   30                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   31                        ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5                      
   33  Constitution currently requires that each school district have a
   34  superintendent of schools who is elected unless the school board
   35  or a law approved by the electors provides for the appointment
   36  of the superintendent. This proposed amendment requires that the
   37  district school superintendent be elected by the voters in
   38  school districts having a student population of 300,000 or more.

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