Sam Garrison bill targets school board members’ pay
Serving on a local or county school board may come without monetary compensation soon if a House bill filed last week passes.
HJR 1461, filed Friday by Clay County Republican Rep. Sam Garrison, would “reform district school board compensation” by giving voters the chance to amend the Florida Constitution to end the practice of paying board members no later than the year 2030.
Any such changes would require 60% plus one voter to approve the changes.
Garrison, in his first term in the Florida House, sees the change as timely, necessary, and in the spirit of servant leadership.
“I come from a family of educators and greatly appreciate the work that Florida’s school board members do every day working with our parents, teachers and administrators to set policies and budgets for our schools. Our school boards play a critical role in creating safe, healthy and educationally-enriching …” READ FULL ARTICLE via Florida Politics