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.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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, or for 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.