Florida School Districts and Trustees, Amendment 3 (1928)

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The Florida School Districts and Trustees Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 6, 1928.

This amendment sought to modify Article XII of the Florida Constitution to allow for counties to be divided into schools districts, and for three elected school trustees to run each districts.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1928)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No43,53458.37%
Yes 31,048 41.63%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1927-1928)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To amend Section 10, Article XII, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, authorizing the Legislature to provide for the division of any county into school districts; and for the election biennially of three school trustees who shall hold their office for two years, and who shall have the supervision of all the schools within the district; and for the levying and collection of a district school tax for the exclusive use of the public free schools within the district whenever a majority of the qualified electors thereof that pay a tax on real or personal property shall vote in favor of such levy.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 10. The Legislature may provide for the division of any county or counties into convenient school districts; and for the election biennially of three school Trustees, who shall hold their offices for two years, and who shall have the supervision of all the schools within the district; and for the levying and collection of a district school tax for the exclusive use of the public free schools within the District, whenever a majority of the qualified electors thereof that pay a tax on real or personal property, shall vote in favor of such levy.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as House Joint Resolution 27 of 1927.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 21, 1927.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-28"
  2. The Miami News, "How Nov.6 Ballot Will Look," October 28, 1928
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.