Florida Senate - 2017 CS for SB 148 By the Committee on Education; and Senator Garcia 581-01913-17 2017148c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to students remaining on school 3 grounds during school hours; amending s. 1001.43, 4 F.S.; providing that a district school board may adopt 5 policies for releasing students for the school lunch 6 period; requiring schools in certain districts to 7 obtain written parental consent before permitting 8 students to leave school grounds during the lunch 9 period; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section 14 1001.43, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 15 1001.43 Supplemental powers and duties of district school 16 board.—The district school board may exercise the following 17 supplemental powers and duties as authorized by this code or 18 State Board of Education rule. 19 (1) STUDENT MANAGEMENT.—The district school board may adopt 20 programs and policies to ensure the safety and welfare of 21 individuals, the student body, and school personnel, which 22 programs and policies may: 23 (c) Provide procedures for student dismissal precautions 24 and for granting permission for students to leave school grounds 25 during school hours, including releasing a student from school 26 upon request by a parent,
orfor public appearances of school 27 groups, or for the school lunch period. However, in a district 28 that has more than 100,000 students in prekindergarten through 29 grade 12, a school may not permit a student to leave school 30 grounds for the lunch period unless the student’s parent has, in 31 writing, consented for his or her child to leave school grounds 32 during the lunch period for the school year. 33 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.