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Senate Bill 2250

Senate Bill sb2250

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                 SJR 2250

    By Senator Miller





    18-745-04

  1                 Senate Joint Resolution No. ____

  2         A joint resolution proposing the amendment of

  3         Section 4 of Article IX of the State

  4         Constitution, relating to education, to limit

  5         the term of office for a member of a district

  6         school board.

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  8  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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10         That the following amendment of Section 4 of Article IX

11  of the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted

12  to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the

13  next general election or at an earlier special election

14  specifically authorized by law for that purpose:

15                            ARTICLE IX

16                            EDUCATION

17         SECTION 4.  School districts; school boards.--

18         (a)  Each county shall constitute a school district;

19  provided, two or more contiguous counties, upon vote of the

20  electors of each county pursuant to law, may be combined into

21  one school district.  In each school district there shall be a

22  school board composed of five or more members chosen by vote

23  of the electors in a nonpartisan election for appropriately

24  staggered terms of four years, as provided by law.

25         (b)  The school board shall operate, control and

26  supervise all free public schools within the school district

27  and determine the rate of school district taxes within the

28  limits prescribed herein.  Two or more school districts may

29  operate and finance joint educational programs.

30         (c)  A person may not serve as a member of a district

31  school board for more than eight consecutive years. If a

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                 SJR 2250
    18-745-04




 1  member of a district school board resigns before completing

 2  eight consecutive years of service and subsequently seeks

 3  election to the board, the time served before resignation

 4  shall be deemed to constitute one four-year term of office for

 5  purposes of determining applicability of this subsection. Time

 6  served as a member of a school board before the first term to

 7  which a person is elected following the election at which this

 8  subsection is ratified shall not be counted in determining

 9  eight consecutive years of service.

10         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be

11  placed on the ballot:

12                     CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

13                      ARTICLE IX, SECTION 4

14         LIMITATION ON TERMS OF OFFICE FOR MEMBERS OF A DISTRICT

15  SCHOOL BOARD.--Proposing an amendment to the State

16  Constitution to provide that a person may not serve more than

17  8 consecutive years, beginning with the election following the

18  election at which the amendment is ratified, as a member of a

19  district school board.

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