ARTICLE: Legislative Session & Legislative Budget Request Process

This article was contributed by Kim McDougal, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, G R A Y | R O B I N S O N and FSBA Advocacy and Legislative Services team member As we approach the General Election and anticipation for the 2021 Legislative Session grows, below are updates from Tallahassee regarding the upcoming session…

ANNOUNCEMENT: Save the Dates – FSBA/FADSS Annual Joint Conference Goes Virtual!

  FSBA/FADSS Annual Joint Conference goes virtual! ANNOUNCEMENT SAVE THE DATES REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 15 DECEMBER 2-3 FSBA/FADSS Virtual Annual Joint Conference via Accelevents This annual event will include keynote speakers, sessions on chairmanship, new school board training, superintendent training, communications, risk management, and more. You won’t want to miss access to this leadership development…

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget via Governor’s Press Office – Includes VETO LIST

 Governor Ron DeSantis Signs the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget via Governor’s Press Office  Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. The budget totals $92.2 billion, provides over $350 million in tax relief and includes more than $1 billion in vetoed spending. “Despite the present challenges Florida faces due…

Florida School Boards Association Elects Leadership Slate for 2020-21 via FSBA Press Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         CONTACT Thursday, June 18, 2020                                                         BillieAnne Gay, gay@fsba.org, 850.528.9104 Florida School Boards Association Elects Leadership Slate for 2020-21 Tallahassee, FL – Today, the Florida…

DeSantis signs order urging Florida schools to close during 2020 Primary and General Election via ABC Action News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida prepares for what could be high voter turnout in 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis rolled out a series of recommendations ahead of the state’s primary and general elections. Gov. DeSantis signed an executive order on Wednesday calling on K-12 schools to close during the August Primary and November General Election. That…

22 Bills Sent to Governor DeSantis, including Impact Fees and School Bus Safety

22 bills were sent to the Governor today, including Impact Fees and School Bus Safety (see full list below). Bill summaries from the 2020 Session and budget information is available in the FSBA Session Summary. Governor Ron DeSantis Receives 22 Bills from the Florida Legislature via Governor DeSantis’ Press Office  Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor…

Florida educators want staggered school schedules amid virus via AP

Florida educators want staggered school schedules amid virus By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN June 2, 2020 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s largest association of educators called Tuesday for changing how schools operate in the era of the coronavirus — including staggering school schedules, suspending active-shooting drills and imposing social distancing rules on buses and campuses. The…