Consistent Involvement in the Legislative Process is Crucial
we begin to navigate this New Year, with the end of the 2022-2023
school year in sight and the 2023 Florida Legislature set to convene on
March 7, the demands on your time will greatly increase. Legislative
committee meetings began well before the end of 2022, and many are now
meeting on a regular basis.
that point, FADSS and Florida superintendents will once again be called
upon as the legislative process moves forward. Your continued support
and involvement are crucial to ensure that legislators and their staff
have a clear understanding of the issues and challenges facing Florida
public schools, and the impact that proposed legislative decisions will
have at the local level.
AEO David Sikes and General Counsel Brian Moore, working in conjunction
with our consultants from Capital City Consulting – Ron LaFace and
Megan Fay, are aggressively monitoring legislative committee meetings on
a daily basis, as well as responding to legislative staff requests for
substantive input regarding K12 legislation.
FADSS team will provide a detailed legislative update at FADSS 2023
Spring Conference in February. In the meantime, I strongly encourage
each of you to continue to have as a priority your efforts to stay in
contact with your local delegation and keep them apprised of your local
challenges – and just as important – your successes.
wishes for a happy and healthy 2023 and as always, do not hesitate to
reach out if I or any member of the FADSS team can be of assistance.
Yours in Education,