CRC - 2017 P 82 By Commissioner Heuchan heuchanb-00026B-17 201782__ 1 A proposal to amend 2 Section 4 of Article IX of the State Constitution to 3 provide a limitation as to the opening date for 4 schools set by a school board. 5 6 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 7 Florida: 8 9 Section 4 of Article IX of the State Constitution is 10 amended to read: 11 ARTICLE IX 12 EDUCATION 13 SECTION 4. School districts; school boards.— 14 (a) Each county shall constitute a school district; 15 provided, two or more contiguous counties, upon vote of the 16 electors of each county pursuant to law, may be combined into 17 one school district. In each school district there shall be a 18 school board composed of five or more members chosen by vote of 19 the electors in a nonpartisan election for appropriately 20 staggered terms of four years, as provided by law. 21 (b) The school board shall operate, control and supervise 22 all free public schools within the school district and determine 23 the rate of school district taxes within the limits prescribed 24 herein. Two or more school districts may operate and finance 25 joint educational programs. 26 (c) A school board may not set the opening date for schools 27 in the school district for earlier than seven days before Labor 28 Day each year.