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

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Events

 
  • Superintendents Role as Educational Leader (New Superintendents)
    Date: April 19-20, 2017
    Location: FHSAA Office, Gainesville
  • Employee Relations and Collective Bargaining (New Superintendents)
    Date: May 17-18, 2017
    Location: FHSAA Office, Gainesville
  • FADSS Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 15, 2017
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 15-16, 2017
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa

Common Sense Legislation  

Former St. Johns County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Joyner Named  the 2016 Lavan Dukes District Data Leader of the Year

Bipartisan group of senators touts benefits of cutting state tests

SB-964

Florida should inject “common sense” into its school testing system by scrapping some required state exams and providing “stressed out” teachers and students the relief they need, a bipartisan group of state senators said today.

Bill would end these high school end-of-course exams

Montford’s bill (SB  964/HB 1249) has considerably more breadth.

It would eliminate the Florida Standards Assessment in grade 9, all end-of-course exams except for Algebra 1 and Biology. It seeks to find alternates for other statewide exams in high school, such as the ACT or SAT. It would push testing back to the last weeks of the school year. And, by allowing for pencil-and-paper testing, it could free up weeks of time in classrooms.

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Noteable News  

OCPS Superintendent Barbara Jenkins appointed to National Board by President Obama

The Board works with the Institute of Educations Sciences or IES, the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the Department of Education who’s mission is to “provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public.”

“Thank you very much. It is my honor to represent the great state of Florida and to serve on behalf of students and public education,” said Jenkins after getting the news. Jenkins has been Superintendent here in Orange County since 2012, and is regularly mentioned in the conversation for higher positions in public education and political office.

Editorial: Florida senators raise voices for public schools

A bipartisan group of state senators recently struck a constructive tone on education priorities, vowing support for increased teacher pay and less testing among other commonsense approaches. Championing public schools shouldn't be a controversial or partisan issue, but too many school choice supporters have framed the future of education as an either/or proposition. That's a terrible way to craft education policy, and it harms traditional public schools where most of the teaching and learning still take place. And that's why it's so helpful for senators to pledge they will be strong, vocal advocates for the system that serves Florida's 2.7 million public school students.

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