Florida School Superintendent Appointment, Amendment 1 (May 1968)
|Florida Amendment 1 (May 1968)|
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Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
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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when provided by local law and approved by vote of the electors of the school district; that such local law may be repealed by vote of the electors only after it has been in effect for three years. 
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 Such local law may be repealed by vote of the electors only after it has been in effect for three years.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.
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.
- Florida Amendments of the Election of 05-7-68
- Sample Ballot (in the St. Petersburg Times, May 6, 1968)
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