September 27-28, 2017
This conference serves to enhance FSBA’s visibility and effectiveness in advocating on federal education issues before Congress, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Education. The conference spans about 36 hours, not including travel time, and is limited to 15 participants. This conference is held on in odd-numbered years (non-election years). In even-numbered years, FSBA’s federal advocacy is pursued through the NSBA Advocacy Institute.
The Conference will begin on Wednesday September 27, 2017 with a working lunch at the conference hotel. During the lunch meeting, participants will receive a briefing on pending federal issues from several national and state experts on key federal issues of interest in Florida. After this lunch and briefing, participants will engage in meetings with Florida’s congressional delegation, key congressional committee leaders, representatives from the White House and U.S. Department of Education, and/or other national education leaders. Wednesday evening, conferees are free to explore Washington and enjoy dinner on their own. On Thursday, September 28, 2017, conferees will participate in additional U.S. DOE, White House, and/or congressional meetings. FSBA will be responsible for scheduling all appointments. Depending on the timing for scheduled appointments, we plan to adjourn the conference at approximately 2:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon.
Conference registration is open to school board members and board-approved district staff. However, attendance is limited to no more than 15 participants. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 1, 2017.