Florida County Superintendents of Public Instruction, Amendment 2 (1966)

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The Florida County Superintendents of Public Instruction Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1968.

  • This amendment modified Article VIII of the Florida Constitution to provide for the terms of employment of appointive county superintendents of public instruction.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1968)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 499,991 67.84%
No237,06932.16%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 2—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VIII, ADDING SECTION 6A

EDUCATION, Terms and Employment of Appointive Superintendents of Public Instruction. Proposing an amendment to Article VIII, Adding Section 6A of the State Constitution providing in counties authorized to appoint a Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Superintendent shall serve at the pleasure of the Board provided that the Board may enter into a contract of employment which shall not extend beyond the Thirtieth day of June in the year in which the terms of a majority of the Members of the Board shall expire; providing that the Superintendent shall not be commissioned by the Governor, but shall be required to file bond.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 6A. In those counties authorized to appoint a superintendent of public instruction under Article XII of the state constitution the superintendent shall serve at the pleasure of the board provided that the board may enter into a contract of employment with such appointed county superintendent which contract shall not extend beyond the thirtieth day of June in the year in which the terms of a majority of the members of the board of public instruction shall expire. The county superintendent shall not be commissioned by the governor but shall be required to file with the county board of public instruction a good and sufficient bond and in such sum and upon such conditions as the legislature by law shall prescribe for elective superintendents as provided by Section 7, Article VIII of the state constitution.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 221 of 1965.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 25, 1963.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-68"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," November 1, 1966
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.