Florida School Superintendent Appointment, Amendment 1 (May 1968)

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The Florida School Superintendent Appointment Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on May 7, 1968.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Florida Constitution to permit the appointment of school district superintendents.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (May 1968)
Approveda Yes 286,264 55.42%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Constitutional Amendment to Article XII, Section 2

Appointment or election of County School Superintendents – Proposing an amendment to Article XII, Section 2 of the Constitution to permit appointment by the school board of the Superintendent of Schools in each school district when provided by local law and approved by vote of the electors of the school district; that such local law may be repealed by vote of the electors only after it has been in effect for three years. [2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 2. Superintendent of Schools; Terms.

In each school district there shall be a superintendent of schools. He shall be elected as provided by law in each year the number of which is a multiple of four for a term of four years; or, when provided by local law approved by vote of the electors of the school district, the superintendent of schools shall be employed by the school board, as provided by law. Such local law may be repealed by vote of the electors only after it has been in effect for three years.

In any school district where the office of superintendent is appointive on the effective date of this amendment, it shall continue so until its status is changed in accordance with this section.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 68-X of 1968.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on March 5, 1968.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on March 5, 1968.[1]

See also

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 05-7-68"
  2. St. Petersburg Times, "Sample Ballot," May 6, 1968
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.