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Amendment, Special Election of 5-7-68:


1968 SJR 68-X (Article XII, Section 2) {Adopted}








A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Section 2 of Article XII of the state constitution to permit appointment of the superintendent of schools in each district.


Be it Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:


That the following amendment to Section 2 of Article XII of the State Constitution is agreed to, that three-fourths (3/4) of all members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives determine that an emergency requiring an earl y decision by the electors of the State exists, and that said amendment be submitted to the electors of Florida for ratification or rejection at a special election to be held on May 7, 1968, and that publication of notice be given:


Section 2. Superintendent of Schools; Terms.

In each school district there shall be a superintendent of schools. He shall be elected as provided by law in each year the number of which is a multiple of four for a term of four years; or, when provided by local law approved by vote of the electors of the school district, the superintendent of schools shall be employed by the school board, as provided by law. Such local law may be repealed by vote of the electors only after it has been in effect for three years.

In any school district where the office of superintendent is appointive on the effective date of this amendment, it shall continue so until its status is changed in accordance with this section.


Approved by the Governor March 5, 1968.


Filed in Office Secretary of State March 5, 1968.

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