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

Events

 
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: November 28, 2018
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, Florida
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference (CEOLDP Renewal)
    Date: November 28-30, 2018
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, Florida
  • Institute for Administrative Assistants/Secretaries to Superintendents and School Boards
    Date: February 13-14, 2019
    Location: Renaissance Hotel International Plaza, Tampa, Florida
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the Spring Leadership Conference
    Date: March 13, 2019
    Location: University Center Club at FSU, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Spring Leadership Conference
    Date: March 13-15, 2019
    Location: University Center Club at FSU, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Developing Superior Teams
    Date: June 2019
    Location: Eckerd College, St. Pete, Florida
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 12, 2019
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, Florida
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 12-14, 2019
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, Florida

Miami Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho Receives National Recognition  

Miami School Chief Named 2018 Urban Superintendent of the Year by the Council of Great City Schools.

Miami Herald, 10/26/18

"Carvalho was Florida’s Superintendent of the Year in 2014 and went on to win the National Superintendent of the Year that same year. He was named by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America, was the 2016 winner of the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, and the Magnet Schools of America 2016 Superintendent of the Year."

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Hurricane Michael Information/Updates

FADSS has established a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the school districts impacted by Hurricane Michael.  Donations can be made by clicking the gofundme logo on the right.

 Helpful Mobile Apps:

  • FEMA App
  • Red Cross App
  • Florida 511 App : Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida, now featuring Drive Mode. Check local traffic conditions or get information statewide.
Price Gauge Hotline established by the Florida Office of the Attorney General: TOLL FREE: 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (866-966-7226)

State law prohibits extreme increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, water, hotels, ice, gasoline, lumber and equipment, needed as a direct result of an officially declared emergency. Anyone who suspects price gouging during this declared state of emergency should report it to the Attorney General’s Office by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Kindness is one of the most significant contributors to positive school climate.

When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.  Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.

Learn more about bullying and ways to address it from these organizations:


More bully prevention resources can be found here at the Florida Department of Education Office of School Safety

FADSS 2018-19 Board of Directors Installation  

FADSS 2018-19 Board of Directors Installation during FADSS Summer Planning Retreat

A complete list of FADSS 2018-19 board of directors can be found here.


Pictured from l-r:

Debra Pace, Osceola County School District, Director at Large
Scott Bass, Glades County School District, Area VI Director
Tom Russell, Volusia County School District, Area IV Director
Bill Husfelt, Bay County Public Schools, Treasurer
Rick Shirley, Sumter County School District, President
Mike Grego, Pinellas County School District, Vice President
Kurt Browning, Pasco County School District, President-Elect  

Not pictured:
Sam Himmel, Citrus County School District, Secretary
Joe Taylor, Washington County School District, Area I Director
Ken Kenworthy, Okeechobee County School District, Area V Director
Larry Moore, Jackson County School District, Director at Large

FADSS Quarterly Business Partner Newsletter  

FADSS September 2018 Business Partner Newsletter

Great articles from these FADSS Business partners:

  • Curriculum Associates
  • Edmentum
  • FootSteps2Brilliance
  • Istation
  • NWEA
  • Sodexo
  • WestEd

Platinum Partners

Crowne Consulting GroupCurriculum AssociatesFlorida School Boards Insurance TrustIstationNaviance by HobsonsNorthwest Evaluation AssociationsodexoScholastic