School Board, Superintendent Proposals Head to Constitution Revision Commission

Two measures that would affect Florida school boards and school superintendents are headed to the full state Constitution Revision Commission.

On Thursday, the commission’s Local Government Committee approved a measure (Proposal 43), sponsored by Commissioner Erika Donalds of Naples, that would limit school board members to no more than two four-year terms in office. Currently, there is no term limit for school board members.

The committee also endorsed another Donalds-sponsored measure (P33) that would require school superintendents to be appointed in all 67 school districts. Currently, superintendents are appointed in 26 largely urban districts, while superintendents in 41 smaller, more rural districts are elected.

Both measures have cleared two committees and are ready for a review by the 37-member commission. If at least 22 members of the commission approve the measures, they will be placed on the 2018 general-election ballot. Before the final vote on those and other measures, the commission is scheduled early next year to hold a series of public hearings across the state on pending proposals.

The News Service of Florida

One Response to "School Board, Superintendent Proposals Head to Constitution Revision Commission"

  1. alex   December 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    It is about time! We have two School Board Members that have served since the 90’s after both retired after 30 years in education. Our current Superintendent got elected after filing a false document with the FBI about our last Superintendent. Term limits for Board Members and appointed Supetintendents would be the best thing that could happen to Leon County Schools. For my grand kids, I hope this happens.


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