Florida Commission on Human Relations finds “Unlawful Practice” with Termination of Leon School Board Director of Maintenance

Florida Commission on Human Relations finds “Unlawful Practice” with Termination of Leon School Board Director of Maintenance

An investigation by the Florida Commission on Human Relations into the termination of Stephen Shelton by the School Board of Leon County concluded that the School Board’s “stated legitimate, nondiscriminatory reasons for its employment decision are pretextual. Therefore, the charge of unlawful age discrimination is found to meritorious.” Pretextual generally refers to a reason for […]

Poll Finds Voters Support School-Board Term Limits

Poll Finds Voters Support School-Board Term Limits

A proposed constitutional amendment that would impose eight-year term limits on members of county school boards would pass comfortably if it goes on the November ballot, according to a new poll. The poll, released Tuesday by the Tallahassee-based firm Clearview Research, shows that 68 percent of voters support limiting school-board members to two four-year terms. […]

School Board Term Limits Ready For House Floor

School Board Term Limits Ready For House Floor

County school-board members would face an eight-year term limit under a proposed constitutional amendment approved Thursday by the House Education Committee. In a 14-2 vote, the panel endorsed the measure (HJR 1031), sponsored by Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville. The proposal would limit school board members, who serve four-year terms, to no more than eight consecutive […]

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