TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Voters have rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have slightly changed the way the student member is selected for the board overseeing Florida's 12 public universities.
Amendment 12 had just a 41 percent favorable vote with most ballots counted Tuesday. All amendments need at least 60 percent.
The chair of the Florida Student Association, which consists of student body presidents from each school, will continue to serve on the Board of Governors. The amendment would have created a new council of student body presidents, with its chair serving as the student board member.
The Legislature offered the amendment after Florida State University pulled out of the Florida Student Association in a dispute over dues. Florida State later rejoined after the dues requirement was dropped.