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Florida Amendment 8 (2010), constitutional text changes
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The amended Article IX, Section 1 reads as follows:
NOTE: Additions to the current section are underlined. Words
stricken are deletions.
|Section 1. Public education.--
(a) The education of children is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore, a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provision for the education of all children residing within its borders. Adequate provision shall be made by law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education and for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of institutions of higher learning and other public education programs that the needs of the people may require. To assure that children attending public schools obtain a high quality education, the legislature shall make adequate provision to ensure that, by the beginning of the 2010-2011
The class size requirements of this subsection do not apply to extracurricular or virtual classes. Payment of the costs associated with meeting
The Article XII, Section 31 reads as follows:
NOTE: Additions to the current section are underlined.
|SECTION 31. Class size requirements for public schools.--
The amendment to Section 1 of Article IX, relating to class size requirements for public schools, and this section shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year.
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