At the special called BOC meeting on 2/12/2019 (29:10 in the video),
a citizen when discussing the High School said he would like to address where this was coming from and held up a copy of the Lakeland City Charter. He then referred to sections Chapter 19 6-19-101 paragraph 30.
He then said “Our duly elected board HAVE to establish schools to the extent authorized pursuant to general law…”
Here is what he read:
There is only one problem with what he read and it is in the section heading. The word “MAY” applies to everything under the entire section.
This is how it actually reads:
NO – We are not required to build a High School. The gentleman was mistaken.
The speaker speaks at 29:10