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FADSS 2019-2020 Board of Directors  

FADSS is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Officers and Board of Directors.

“FADSS is more than the state association of public school superintendents – it is the champion of public education and good public policy in order to ensure that every student receives the best possible opportunities for academic success,” states FADSS 2019-2020 President Kurt Browning.

“I am honored to have been chosen by my peers to serve as president and I look forward to working with all stakeholders as we collectively work together to continue to improve academic excellence and equity for all students,” adds Browning.

Read more here.


Education News

2019 PDK Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

• 60% of teachers say they’re unfairly paid, and 55% say they’d vote to go on strike for higher pay. Among those earning less than $45,000 annually — more than 1 in 4 teachers — support for a pay strike jumps to 67%.

• Pay isn’t the only concern. Seventy-five percent of teachers say the schools in their community are underfunded. Fifty-eight percent say they’d vote to strike for higher funding for school programs, and 52% say they’d vote to strike for greater teacher say in academic policies on standards, testing, and the curriculum. Access the full poll here

Great article on school readiness:

Is My Child Ready? Broadening Conceptions of Back to School Readiness
School Readiness is So Much More Than Academics

The Benefits of Teaching Ethical Dilemmas

Teaching ethics can not only help students become better decision-makers, but it can also help develop crucial academic and social and emotional competencies.

Clearwater, Pinellas schools and a nonprofit team up to fight homelessness. Here’s how.

The city and school district will provide land for housing and training for entry level jobs.

Statement from FADSS CEO Regarding 2018-19 School & District Performance

Once again, Florida public school districts have demonstrated their commitment to high academic standards and excellence in teaching and learning, and the resulting success is a clear reflection of that commitment,”states FADSS CEO.

 

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Upcoming Events

 
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the Fall Conference

    Date: September 11, 2019
    Location: Renaissance Hotel at the International Plaza, Tampa
  • Fall Leadership Conference

    Date: September 11 - 13, 2019
    Location: Renaissance Hotel at the International Plaza, Tampa
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference

    Date: December 4, 2019
    Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa
  • CEOLDP Renewal Training

    Date: December 4, 2019
    Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference

    Date: December 4-6, 2019
    Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Message from FADSS CEO

School districts across Florida have begun opening their doors for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. As they welcome Florida’s more than 2.8 million public school students into a safe and secure learning environment, it is important to recognize the hard work behind the scenes.

The task of educating students does not fall on one individual. While the superintendent has the responsibility to serve as the education leader of their community, successful education involves a myriad of individuals working together to positively impact a child’s learning experience. From the classroom teacher, parent, district administration and staff, school-based staff, school nurse, and volunteers to the bus driver, custodian, cafeteria worker, local businesses and the community-at-large – each plays a role in the educational experience of a student.  

Public schools are – and will continue to be – the bedrock of their communities. An investment in public education is ultimately an investment in our communities, which directly impacts the success of current and future generations.  

Large or small – I applaud each and every individual for the role they play in the educational success of Florida’s public school students. It truly does #TakeAVillage.  

In the News

FADSS 2019-2020 Board of Directors  

FADSS is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Officers and Board of Directors.

“FADSS is more than the state association of public school superintendents – it is the champion of public education and good public policy in order to ensure that every student receives the best possible opportunities for academic success,” states FADSS 2019-2020 President Kurt Browning.

“I am honored to have been chosen by my peers to serve as president and I look forward to working with all stakeholders as we collectively work together to continue to improve academic excellence and equity for all students,” adds Browning.

Read more here.


Education News

2019 PDK Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

• 60% of teachers say they’re unfairly paid, and 55% say they’d vote to go on strike for higher pay. Among those earning less than $45,000 annually — more than 1 in 4 teachers — support for a pay strike jumps to 67%.

• Pay isn’t the only concern. Seventy-five percent of teachers say the schools in their community are underfunded. Fifty-eight percent say they’d vote to strike for higher funding for school programs, and 52% say they’d vote to strike for greater teacher say in academic policies on standards, testing, and the curriculum. Access the full poll here

Great article on school readiness:

Is My Child Ready? Broadening Conceptions of Back to School Readiness
School Readiness is So Much More Than Academics

The Benefits of Teaching Ethical Dilemmas

Teaching ethics can not only help students become better decision-makers, but it can also help develop crucial academic and social and emotional competencies.

Clearwater, Pinellas schools and a nonprofit team up to fight homelessness. Here’s how.

The city and school district will provide land for housing and training for entry level jobs.

Statement from FADSS CEO Regarding 2018-19 School & District Performance

Once again, Florida public school districts have demonstrated their commitment to high academic standards and excellence in teaching and learning, and the resulting success is a clear reflection of that commitment,”states FADSS CEO.

 

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