HB 4173

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to powers and duties of district school
3boards; amending s. 1001.42, F.S.; deleting a specific
4requirement for the uniform opening date of schools in the
5district; providing an effective date.
7Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9     Section 1.  Paragraph (f) of subsection (4) of section
101001.42, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
11     1001.42  Powers and duties of district school board.-The
12district school board, acting as a board, shall exercise all
13powers and perform all duties listed below:
15SCHOOLS.-Adopt and provide for the execution of plans for the
16establishment, organization, and operation of the schools of the
17district, including, but not limited to, the following:
18     (f)  Opening and closing of schools; fixing uniform date.-
19Adopt policies for the opening and closing of schools and fix
20uniform dates; however, beginning with the 2007-2008 school
21year, the opening date for schools in the district may not be
22earlier than 14 days before Labor Day each year.
23     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.

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