Florida Senate - 2012 SB 1468 By Senator Montford 6-01203-12 20121468__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the opening and closing of public 3 schools; amending s. 1001.42, F.S.; authorizing a 4 district school board to set an opening date for 5 schools in the district to accommodate the completion 6 of student classwork and assessments during the fall 7 term; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subsection (4) of section 12 1001.42, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 13 1001.42 Powers and duties of district school board.—The 14 district school board, acting as a board, shall exercise all 15 powers and perform all duties listed below: 16 (4) ESTABLISHMENT, ORGANIZATION, AND OPERATION OF SCHOOLS. 17 Adopt and provide for the execution of plans for the 18 establishment, organization, and operation of the schools of the 19 district, including, but not limited to, the following: 20 (f) Opening and closing of schools; fixing uniform date. 21 Adopt policies for the opening and closing of schools and fix 22 uniform dates; however,
beginning with the 2007-2008 school23 year,the opening date for schools in the district may not be 24 earlier than 14 days before Labor Day each year. Notwithstanding 25 this paragraph, a district school board may advance the opening 26 date for schools in the district by the number of days necessary 27 to enable students to complete all classwork and assessments for 28 fall-term courses 5 days before Christmas Day. 29 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.