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CS/HB 1357 — District School Boards

by K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee and Rep. Glorioso (CS/SB 620 Education Pre-K - 12 Committee and Senator Latvala)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Pre-K - 12 Committee (ED)

 The bill provides flexibility for a school district in scheduling the election of the school board chair by expanding the time period in which school districts are required to hold their school board organizational meetings in non-election years. The bill provides for the meeting to be held in November of each year, except during election years. During election years, the organizational meeting must be held on the same day in which newly elected members begin their terms. The bill only applies to school districts where school board chairs are not elected by a districtwide vote.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 115-0