Florida Extends School Campus Closures Through May 1 via. FDOE Press Office

Florida Extends School Campus Closures Through May 1 March 31, 2020 FDOE Press Office 850-245-0413 DOEPressOffice@fldoe.org Florida Extends School Campus Closures Through May 1 Tallahassee, Fla., March 31, 2020 – Today, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran recommended that all Florida public and private K-12 school campuses extend campus closures through May 1, 2020. This recommendation…

Governor DeSantis – COVID-19 Executive Order (March 9, 2020)

Yesterday, Governor DeSantis held a press conference to address COVID-19 as a public health emergency. Governor DeSantis also released Executive Order 20-52 to enact several facets of agency action, funding access and rule-waiving to assist should Florida need to address widespread effects of COVID-19. See press conference and executive order below: 3/9/2020 Governor’s Press Conference…

FSBA Session Spotlight — Governor DeSantis’ Budget Recommendation

State law requires the governor to release his/her state budget recommendations at least 30 days before the opening of the legislative session.  Governor DeSantis unveiled his state budget recommendation on Monday with time to spare.  It is important to keep in mind that the governor’s budget recommendation is exactly that:  a recommendation.  It is the…

DeSantis’ budget: $1 billion on teacher pay, millions for elections security

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday proposed a record $91.4 billion state budget for the next fiscal year, including spending an additional $1 billion on teacher raises.  The proposed budget is more than $400 million higher than the current year and includes plans to spend millions to protect the state’s elections systems and hire hundreds of new…

Florida House looks for ways to boost teacher pay

A House education panel on Thursday began delving into the issue of raising teacher pay, with a key lawmaker saying that while “everything is on the table,” the panel still needs to figure out where the money would come from.Rep. Chris Latvala, a Clearwater Republican who chairs the House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, said his panel…