BOG has the power


Published: Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 31, 2006 at 10:19 p.m.
Our group, Floridians for Constitutional Integrity, initiated legal action over a year ago asking the courts to affirm the responsibilities of the Florida Board of Governors, which we believed were given them in November 2002 through the passage of Amendment 11 to the Florida Constitution.
The Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Leon County, Florida, has recently issued two significant rulings. It ruled that our group had legal standing to pursue such actions - something the Florida Board of Education had contended otherwise. Most significantly, the court accepted the results of a mediation agreement which, in effect, gave the Board of Governors all the responsibilities we contended the constitutional amendment afforded them.
Now what is obviously needed is for the Board of Governors to exercise its authority in a manner that is in the best interest of the people of Florida.
E. T. York, Chancellor Emeritus State University System of Florida Gainesville

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