On February 1, 2010, two of the Legislature's key leaders, Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Rep. Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel), announced a plan to revise the public school class-size limits that were added to the Florida Constitution in 2002.

The proposal, which would appear on the November 2010 ballot if passed by the required three-fifths vote of each house of the Legislature, provides that compliance with class-size limits will continue to be measured on a school-by-school, rather than classroom-by-classroom, basis. In the absence of an amendment, the current school year is the last one for which compliance will be measured as a school-wide average.

The supporters of the amendment argued that the per-class limitation creates unnecessary and unpredictable costs.