Florida Association for District School Superintendents

  • 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. Read more

  • 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

    Empowering Effective Teaching (EET)

    The EET is a partnership between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) to ensure that all FLorida students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and career. Read more

Free Ethics Training


  • Board of Directors Meeting at the Fall Leadership Conference
    Date: September 12, 2018
    Location: Renaissance Hotel at the International Plaza, Tampa
  • FADSS Fall Leadership Conference
    Date: September 12 - 14, 2018
    Location: Tampa, FL

In the News  

New Florida Superintendent Appointments

Brevard Public Schools select Mark Mullins as next superintendent
News 13, 6/12/18

Manatee School Board votes in favor of Cynthia Saunders for Interim Superintendent
WWSB ABC 7, 6/12/18

Duval School Board picks Greene as new superintendent
Florida Times Union, 5/18/18

Constitution Revision Commission Updates

Lawsuit seeks to block proposed constitutional Amendment 8 from ballot
Orlando Sentinel, 7/12/18

Lawsuit challenges education amendment on Florida ballot
Tampa Bay Times, 7/12/18

League of Women Voters sues over education amendment
Florida Politics, 7/12/18

CRC Final Report, 5/9/2018

Vote on CRC Proposal 6003 

The Constitution Revision Commission voted favorably (27 to 10) on P 6003 at its meeting on 4/116/18.  It will now be submitted to the Secretary of State to be placed on the November ballot.  The proposal “bundled” three previously adopted, formerly separate proposals – Proposals 10, 43, and 71 – school board member term limits, civic literacy and a limit on the authority of school boards to only operate, control, and supervise those schools within the district established by the school board. 

This proposal would limit school board members to two consecutive four year terms in office, would allow an entity other than the school board to establish public schools, and would require the the promotion of civic literacy in public education.

See vote sheet here.

Florida Superintendents do not support CRC Proposal 71

Florida superintendents voiced their concern regarding Proposal 71 in January and are disappointed to see it moving forward. 

Proposal 71 seeks to broaden the scope of power of the Florida legislature by giving them the authority to create an alternate process to authorize the establishment of charter schools. This proposal is in direct conflict with the requirement that the system of free public schools be uniform and would create a bi-furcated system of education.

It circumvents the decision-making power of local elected school boards which presently establish programs based upon the educational needs of their communities through an approval process overseen by the Department of Education. By contrast, charter schools are not restricted by these same guidelines – charter schools can build anywhere, anytime, and anyplace regardless of the impact on the limited availability of taxpayer funds.

Constitution Revision Commission member Donalds withdraws proposal to end superintendent elections in Florida
Tampa Bay Times, 3/21/18

......Along with some local control advocates, the superintendents argued that communities that have elected district leaders are operating fine, and already had a legal way to conduct votes to change to an appointed superintendent if they wished.In fact, many districts have held such referenda and defeated the idea.



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