Florida Senate - 2011                                    SB 1250
       By Senator Dockery
       15-01391-11                                           20111250__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to powers and duties of district
    3         school boards; amending s. 1001.42, F.S.; deleting a
    4         specific requirement for the uniform opening date of
    5         schools in the district; providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subsection (4) of section
   10  1001.42, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   11         1001.42 Powers and duties of district school board.—The
   12  district school board, acting as a board, shall exercise all
   13  powers and perform all duties listed below:
   15  Adopt and provide for the execution of plans for the
   16  establishment, organization, and operation of the schools of the
   17  district, including, but not limited to, the following:
   18         (f) Opening and closing of schools; fixing uniform date.
   19  Adopt policies for the opening and closing of schools and fix
   20  uniform dates; however, beginning with the 2007-2008 school
   21  year, the opening date for schools in the district may not be
   22  earlier than 14 days before Labor Day each year.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.