Florida Politics reports:
Rep. Sam Garrison wants to put the salary of school board members on the ballot in the next General Election, turning the elected positions from paid to volunteer.
On Friday at the the House Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee meeting, members voted along party lines to move forward with a proposed constitutional amendment (HJR 1461) that would bar compensation of county school board members.
“This is a critical function but one, quite frankly, that unfortunately has become highly politicized, and I think these salaries have a lot to do with it,” Garrison said.
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When you stop paying elected officials, it closes the door on everyday working class people from running for office and serving.
Those that are wealthy and don’t need a salary will be the only ones running. This is bull shit.https://t.co/Vk4kxJf3KL
— Jessica *Support the JRA* (@JHforFL) March 14, 2021