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COVID-19 Related Updates / Information  

 

FADSS Business Partners Offer Digital Resources to School Districts

Thank you to all the companies offering FREE digital resources to support Florida school districts during the closure of physical campus sites due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access the current lists with embed links to resources and contacts HERE.

Companies wishing to be added to the list should contact Diana Oropallo.

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Florida Extends School Campus Closures Through May 1 

“While we work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, one constant remains—students can and will continue to receive a great education in Florida. It is essential that students do not fall behind and are still receiving instruction, even when they are not in the classroom,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “Florida has superb superintendents and educators whose commitment to implementing distance learning for all of Florida’s students is unmatched. It is crucial that we keep students safe and healthy, and I will continue working with each and every district to ensure that they have all the resources necessary as we respond to COVID-19.” 3/31/2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis issues Executive Order 20-69
suspending requirements that local government bodies meet in person. This extends to School Board Meetings.
[3/20/2020]

School Campus Closure Extended through April 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Florida Department of Education (FDOE) Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced that ALL Florida public and private schools would remain closed through April 15, 2020.

“The containment of COVID-19 is essential, and this is not a decision we made lightly. Districts have taken action and have instituted distance learning as a necessary precaution to protect students, educators, families, and Florida’s overall public health,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran.“We are working with our local school districts to provide guidance and help children who need access to food during this time. Our number one priority is keeping our families safe and healthy and stopping the spread of this virus. These actions will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Florida. I will continue to work with the Governor, Superintendents, Florida College System and the State University System to do whatever we can to protect our children, our families, and our communities.”

The full release can be accessed HERE.


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FADSS Free Ethics Training is now ONLINE.

This training is provided free of charge as a service to superintendents and school districts and serves to satisfy the annual ethics training requirements pursuant to Section 112.3142, Florida Statutes.


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Upcoming Events

 
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference

    Date: June 11, 2020
    Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference

    Date: June 11-12, 2020
    Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa
  • Developing Superior Teams

    Date: June 2020
    Location: Eckerd College, St. Petersburg
  • Board of Director Summer Planning Meeting

    Date: July 16-18, 2020
    Location: Hammock Beach, Palm Coast
  • Board of Directors Meeting at the Fall Leadership Conference

    Date: September 16, 2020
    Location: Renaissance Hotel at the International Plaza, Tampa
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

A Message from FADSS CEO

I know that each of you is working diligently to make plans to serve your students in the coming weeks as the state and nation work to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. Recent COVID-19 information and information can be accessed on FADSS COVID-19 page.

Many questions regarding the future opening of schools, compensation, reimbursement for expanded food distribution, make-up days and other issues have been raised.  Please know FADSS is working hand-in-hand with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) on a daily basis regarding all of these concerns and will keep you apprised as we tackle this crisis together. 

Additionally, FADSS is working closely with the Governor’s Office, Florida Dept. of Agriculture, Dept. of Health, Dept. of Emergency Management, Agency for Health Care Administration, and other agencies as we all strive to address the myriad of needs of students and our communities.

As we have repeatedly seen during times of crises, the general public turns to our public schools for not only information and support – but for basic necessities like food. I applaud you and your teams for the amazing work you are doing to not only continue to educate Florida’s nearly 2.8 million public school students – but also continuing to provide food to those that are dependent upon it. Many people do not realize that for a large majority of kids, their only meals are provided at school, and it is amazing to see the innovative ways school districts are continuing to provide this needed service despite the challenges.

As we continue to navigate this new crisis, please know that FADSS will continue to serve as a resource for superintendents and school districts. Together we will ensure that our students continue to receive a quality education.

Thank you for everything you, your administrators and staff are doing for Florida’s students, their families and your communities!  

In the News

COVID-19 Related Updates / Information  

 

FADSS Business Partners Offer Digital Resources to School Districts

Thank you to all the companies offering FREE digital resources to support Florida school districts during the closure of physical campus sites due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access the current lists with embed links to resources and contacts HERE.

Companies wishing to be added to the list should contact Diana Oropallo.

____________________________

Florida Extends School Campus Closures Through May 1 

“While we work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, one constant remains—students can and will continue to receive a great education in Florida. It is essential that students do not fall behind and are still receiving instruction, even when they are not in the classroom,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “Florida has superb superintendents and educators whose commitment to implementing distance learning for all of Florida’s students is unmatched. It is crucial that we keep students safe and healthy, and I will continue working with each and every district to ensure that they have all the resources necessary as we respond to COVID-19.” 3/31/2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis issues Executive Order 20-69
suspending requirements that local government bodies meet in person. This extends to School Board Meetings.
[3/20/2020]

School Campus Closure Extended through April 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Florida Department of Education (FDOE) Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced that ALL Florida public and private schools would remain closed through April 15, 2020.

“The containment of COVID-19 is essential, and this is not a decision we made lightly. Districts have taken action and have instituted distance learning as a necessary precaution to protect students, educators, families, and Florida’s overall public health,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran.“We are working with our local school districts to provide guidance and help children who need access to food during this time. Our number one priority is keeping our families safe and healthy and stopping the spread of this virus. These actions will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Florida. I will continue to work with the Governor, Superintendents, Florida College System and the State University System to do whatever we can to protect our children, our families, and our communities.”

The full release can be accessed HERE.


 ________________________________

 

FADSS Free Ethics Training is now ONLINE.

This training is provided free of charge as a service to superintendents and school districts and serves to satisfy the annual ethics training requirements pursuant to Section 112.3142, Florida Statutes.


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