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7.71 Facsimile Signatures

7.71 Facsimile Signatures

Chapter 7.00: Business Services




I. In accordance with Florida Statutes, the Superintendent and the chairperson of the School Board, after filing with the Department of State, his/her manual signature certified by him/her under oath, may execute or cause to be executed with a facsimile signature in lieu of his/her manual signature:

A. Any public security as permitted by Florida Statutes. B. Any instrument of payment.

C. Any official order, proclamation, instrument of conveyance, or resolution, provided, however, that the same has been authorized by said School Board and such authorization be reflected in the minutes thereof.

D. Contracts with school personnel.

II. Definitions as used in this policy are as follows:

A. Public security means a bond, note, certificates of indebtedness, or other obligation for the payment of money issued by the Board.

B. Instrument of payment means a check, draft, warrant, or order for the payment, delivery, or transfer of funds.

C. Instrument of conveyance means an instrument conveying any interest in real property.

D. Facsimile signature means a reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, or other means of the manual signature of an authorized officer.

III. The Vice Chairperson shall have no authority to sign warrants or school documents except when he/she is required to assume the duties of the chairperson in which case he/she shall be legally empowered to sign warrants and other legal documents as the chairperson would be empowered to sign.


LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 116.34, 1001.43, F.S.


HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s): 05/11/1999

Formerly: F-6