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Upcoming Events

  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference - Superintendents Meeting

    Date: June 10, 2021
    Location: Grand Hyatt, Tampa
  • Fall Leadership Conference

    Date: September 22-24, 2021
    Location: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Kissimmee
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A Message from FADSS CEO

FADSS Regional Meetings Focus on Connections & Camaraderie

The FADSS Board made the difficult decision back in January to forego an in-person Spring Conference out of safety and travel concerns related to responsibly holding a large group meeting over 150 people. Recognizing that a virtual training can never replicate the connection and camaraderie of a face-to-face meeting, the FADSS Board concurrently asked FADSS staff to explore the possibility of regional meetings.

With that, I pleased to announce that FADSS will be holding  regional face-to-face meetings across the state. These smaller gatherings will allow us to meet in a safe, socially distanced manner, and in most cases will make it possible for attendees to return home the same day. The agenda for these regional meetings will be somewhat structured, however the dialogue and conversation of each meeting will be driven by the needs and interest of the group as whole.

We held our first FADSS Regional Meeting in Bay County on April 12 and the participation, dialogue and sharing of best practices was extremely beneficial to all who attended. While the meetings are geared towards specific regions – all regional meetings are open to any Florida superintendent regardless of their district.

FADSS has a strong and effective Association because we have well informed Superintendents that truly have a desire to help one another and I look forward to seeing more of you at the upcoming Regional Meetings in Marion County and Osceola County. 

Thank you again for leading with resiliency and strength. We will continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder to get through these trying times together and we will come out wiser, stronger and ever more committed to education excellence and equity for all students!

~ Bill Montford

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