Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1462
       By Senator Taddeo
       40-01144-20                                           20201462__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to school holidays; amending s.
    3         1001.42, F.S.; requiring district school boards to
    4         designate the day after Halloween as a school holiday;
    5         providing an exception; providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subsection (4) of section
   10  1001.42, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   11         1001.42 Powers and duties of district school board.—The
   12  district school board, acting as a board, shall exercise all
   13  powers and perform all duties listed below:
   15  Adopt and provide for the execution of plans for the
   16  establishment, organization, and operation of the schools of the
   17  district, including, but not limited to, the following:
   18         (g) Observance of school holidays and vacation periods.
   19  Designate the observance of school holidays and vacation
   20  periods. Each district school board shall designate the day
   21  after Halloween a school holiday unless Halloween occurs on a
   22  Friday or a Saturday.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.