Florida’s school districts would face fundamental changes in the way they operate under a newly filed bill by a Pinellas County lawmaker.
Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, has joined Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Fort Myers, to propose a constitutional amendment ending the requirement that all counties have independent school districts.
If approved, the measure would result in:
• Multiple school districts within a single county, including charter school systems run by municipalities.
• School districts that encompass several counties (currently allowed with voter approval).