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.

  • 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


  • Human Capital: From Transitional to Strategic Session III
    Date: February 2016
    Location: Renaissance Hotel, Tampa
  • Developing Superior Teams
    Date: March 2016
    Location: Eckerd Colleg, St. Petersburg
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 9-10, 2016
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa
  • FADSS Board of Directors Meeting
    Date: TBD
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa
  • FADSS Summer Board Planning Meeting
    Date: July 21-23, 2016
    Location: Palm Coast, Florida

Florida Superintendents Support Accountability  


FADSS Response to Capital Outlay Report, 2/1/16

Related news articles:

Schools superintendents rebut Florida legislators’ claim of wasteful construction spending
Miami Herald, 2/3/16

Local Florida districts offer specifics to counter lawmaker school construction cost claims
Gradebook, Tampa Bay Times, 2/2/16

Florida superintendents strike back against lawmakers' claims on construction costs
Tampa Bay Times, 2/1/16

District Capital Outlay letters:

Pasco County District Schools

Washington County District Schools

Walton County District Schools


FADSS President Dr. Jenkins' Comments to the State Board of Education

Florida Superintendents Support Commissioner Stewart’s Cut Score Recommendation and the Inclusive Process


Letter to State Board of Education regarding Proposed Cut Scores

Setting the Record Straight
My View, FADSS CEO Sen. Bill Montford

Florida Superintendents Have Consistently Supported A Strong and Reliable Accountability System

Florida superintendents have lost confidence in the accountability system

Florida Superintendents Still Have Serious Concerns Regarding Validity of Florida Standards Assessment

Runcie Selected as Florida's 2016 Superintendent of the Year  

Robert Runcie Selected as Florida’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year


Photo caption (l to r):  Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) Chief Associate Executive Officer Don Griesheimer (left) and FADSS President and Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins (right) present the 2016 Superintendent of the Year Award to Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie (center).

News Articles of Interest  

Bill would add testing flexibility
Herald Tribune, 1/29/16
“We’re not pulling down the goal posts or the scoreboard. Standards remain high,” Gaetz said. “If anything, measurement is more careful and more rigorous under this bill.”

Dade Schools To Offer Training For In Demand Jobs

CBS Miami, 1/11/16

After a rough transition year, calls grow louder for Florida to rethink school accountability
Tampa Tribune, 1/9/16

"We still contend that our accountability system needs to have another look-see," said Pasco County school superintendent Kurt Browning, echoing the state superintendents association's position. "We need to review it in total, not just pieces."

Editorial: New tests, new scores same old problem
Miami Herald, 1/7/16

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION:Board adopts scores, grading system for new tests
The Ledger, 1/6/16

State establishes passing scores for high-stakes tests
Bay News 9, 1/6/16

FSA scoring system, school grading rules approved by state board
Orlando Sentinel, 1/6/16

Chairman Marva Johnson said it made sense this year to "proceed cautiously."She added, "We are sitting inside a transition year. While I think everybody's quest is to make sure we have rigorous standards…we also want to make sure we’re supporting our schools in a way that’s meaningful."

Ed Commissioner Stewart Wins Approval On FSA Cut Scores, School Grades
WFSU, 1/6/16

For many families, state programs cover private education costs
Tampa Bay Times, 1/5/16

Florida education department increases emphasis on value-added model in teacher evaluations
Tampa Bay Times, 1/4/16

Q&A: Education leaders to vote on test scoring, school grades
Orlando Sentinel, 1/5/16

State education leaders to decide on this year’s school grades
Tampa Tribune, 1/4/16

State Senate Education Leader Talks About Upcoming Session

WUSF, 1/3/16

Education board vice-chairman proposes alternative school grades formulas
Miami Herald, 12/29/15

Schools should get 'incomplete' in Florida grading system, Sen. Montford says
Tampa Bay Times, 12/18/15

Critics question Scott administration school-grading method
Politico Florida, 12/14/15

Better Schools, Better Economies
What would happen to the GDP if states started investing more heavily in education?
The Atlantic, 12/9/15

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