Florida Association for District School Superintendents

  • 2015 Legislative Platform

    Superintendents want Florida to lead the nation in K-12 education. We need legislation that will give us the financial resources and also remove the restrictive obstacles that hinder progress towards that end.

  • Email Pitfalls Course Added to FADSS' Online Risk Management Training Program

    Florida’s public sector has learned that the convenience of new technology communication can come with a cost. While a misspoken word might be denied or forgotten, an imprudent email is permanently recorded, often costing individuals their livelihood, their employers $millions, and both their reputations. FADSS now offers an online course to train staff to steer clear of this dangerous trend.

  • FADSS Online Risk Management Training Course Tackles Public Records Lawsuits

    Complying with Florida’s stringent public records law is a requirement that all district and school staff must take seriously to avoid fines, criminal charges and significant legal costs. FADSS now offers an online course that will prepare all staff to respond quickly and appropriately to any public records request.

  • Florida Education Investment Trust Fund

    The Florida Association of District School Superintendents and the Florida School Boards Association have created the Florida Education Investment Trust Fund (FEITF). Read more

Empowering Effective Teachers
Read more about our Empowering Effective Teaching program.
Common Core for District Staff
Learn more about
The Florida Standards
 for District Leaders

Events

 
  • Institute for Administrative Assistants/Secretaries to Superintendents and School Boards
    Date: January 28-30, 2015
    Location: Renaissance Hotel, Tampa
  • FADSS Board of Directors Meeting at the Spring Conference
    Date: March 18, 2015
    Location: University Center Club, Tallahassee
  • FADSS Spring Leadership Conference
    Date: March 18-20, 2015
    Location: University Center Club, Tallahassee
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 11-12, 2015
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa

Florida Superintendents Support Accountability  

Florida Superintendent Recognitions  

MaryEllen Elia Named Florida’s 2015 Superintendent of the Year

Hillsborough County School District Superintendent MaryEllen Elia was selected as Florida’s 2015 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS).  Elia was formally recognized in Tampa during the joint meeting of FADSS and the Florida School Boards Association.  

“Superintendent Elia is an exceptionally talented, dedicated and energetic educator,” states FADSS Chief Executive Officer and Florida Senator Bill Montford. “She is widely respected throughout Florida, not only by the superintendents of Florida, but by all who know her and have had the opportunity to work with her. This high level of respect is a clear reflection of her exemplary work ethic, and a true passion and dedication to always make decisions that are in the best interests of students,” adds Montford.

Read more here

Bill Husfelt Receives Award

Bay County Superintendent Bill Husfelt received the “STAR” Award from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). The award recognizes exemplary leadership in championing community and business involvement in education through the local education foundation.

“We think it’s important to celebrate the school district leaders who make it a priority to foster private-sector support of public education through their local education foundations,” said Donna Lueders, CFEF Membership Chair.

Read more here

Food for Thought....  

Alberto Carvalho: Reinventing Opportunities
AASA 2014 National Superintendent of the Year

PolitiFact Florida: Jeb Bush's cherry-picked graduation statistic
PolitiFact
11/10/14

Our View: State testing unfair to schools
Panama City News Herald
10/27/14

Romano: Clean up student testing mess before imposing consequences
Tampa Bay Times
10/25/14

"We should be ashamed of ourselves for creating such a mess,'' Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, told the Lake board. 

Superintendent: Florida needs to slow down on testing this year
My View column by Bay County Superintendent Bill Husfelt
Panama City News Herald
10/24/14

Why Florida Is Fighting The U.S. Education Department Over English Learners
StateImpact
10/20/14

Poor Kids Are Starving for Words
The Atlantic
10/16/14

According to a 2012 report by the Brookings Institution, less than half of poor children show up to school prepared with the early math and reading skills, emotional and behavioral control, and physical well-being needed to be ready to learn, and that disadvantage persists into adulthood.

Florida School Superintendents Ask for Relief in Testing
Tampa Tribune
9/29/14

Will Movement Lead to Testing Change?
Florida Today
9/28/2014

School Districts Recognized as Florida Healthy School Districts



Listen to Local School Leaders
Daytona Beach News Journal

Make Education a Priority
Editorial, Tampa Tribune

A Letter from the Gates Foundation by Vicki Phillips, Director of Education, College Ready
A Letter to our Partners: Let's Give Students and Teachers Time

..."That’s why the Gates Foundation agrees with those who’ve decided that assessment results should not be taken into account in high-stakes decisions on teacher evaluation or student promotion for the next two years, during this transition."

Platinum Partners

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