Florida Department of Public Instruction
Circular No. 3
May 1, 1869
No picture of C Thurston Chase the
first Florida Superintendent of Public
Instruction under the 1868 Constitution.
For any school board to start it had to
have a County Superintendent (all
appointed by the state).
School system paid for  by property
taxes and a share of the common
school fund.
Parents paid for text books.
School board no salaries.
School board hires teachers in
consultation with trustees of each
Minimum recommended salary $22 per
Minimum 3 month school term.
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Note: These are the instructions for the beginning of the School Board for St. Johns County Florida.
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