Florida Senate - 2017 SB 148 By Senator Garcia 36-00272A-17 2017148__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to students remaining on school 3 grounds during school hours; providing a short title; 4 amending s. 1001.43, F.S.; providing that a district 5 school board may adopt policies for releasing students 6 for the school lunch period; requiring schools in 7 certain districts to obtain written parental consent 8 before permitting students to leave school grounds 9 during the lunch period; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Mayra Capote Act.” 14 Section 2. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section 15 1001.43, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 16 1001.43 Supplemental powers and duties of district school 17 board.—The district school board may exercise the following 18 supplemental powers and duties as authorized by this code or 19 State Board of Education rule. 20 (1) STUDENT MANAGEMENT.—The district school board may adopt 21 programs and policies to ensure the safety and welfare of 22 individuals, the student body, and school personnel, which 23 programs and policies may: 24 (c) Provide procedures for student dismissal precautions 25 and for granting permission for students to leave school grounds 26 during school hours, including releasing a student from school 27 upon request by a parent,
orfor public appearances of school 28 groups, or for the school lunch period. However, in a district 29 that has more than 100,000 students in prekindergarten through 30 grade 12, a school may not permit a student to leave school 31 grounds for the lunch period unless the student’s parent has, in 32 writing, consented for his or her child to leave school grounds 33 during the lunch period for the school year. 34 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.