Florida School Districts, Amendment 1 (1922)

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The Florida School Districts Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 7, 1922.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Florida Constitution to allow for the creation of School Districts and up to a 10 mill school tax in the district.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendments 1 (1922)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 31,952 76.52%
No9,80423.48%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1921-1922)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Section 10 of Article XII, relating to Education, authorizing the Legislature to provide for the creation of School Districts and authorizing the levy and collection of a Special School Tax in such Districts not to exceed in any one year ten mills on the dollar.[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 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 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; provided, that any tax authorized by this section shall not exceed ten mills on the dollar in any one year on the taxable property of the district.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 1 of 1921.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-22"
  2. The Evening Independent, "How Names Will Appear On Ballot," November 6, 1922
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.