Prioritize teachers for vaccinations | Column A letter to Gov. DeSantis from Tampa Bay thought leaders.

Prioritize teachers for vaccinations | Column A letter to Gov. DeSantis from Tampa Bay thought leaders. Published Jan. 13 Dear Gov. DeSantis, Happy New Year! Thank you for your leadership balancing COVID-19, Florida’s economy, and budget. Florida is making progress on every front. Here in the Tampa Bay area, a group of community and business leaders…

NSBA Federal Update U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance re: Executive Order on vouchers

Good afternoon,   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has posted the following letter regarding the Administration’s Executive Order on “Expanding Educational Opportunity Through School Choice” — CSBG DCL-2021-07 Use of Funds Expanding Educational Opportunities | The Administration for Children and Families (hhs.gov). A copy of the Executive Order is also pasted below…

Florida House & Senate Release Protocols for Interim Committee Weeks

Last week, Speaker Sprowls and President Simpson released Covid-19 protocols for interim committee weeks and the tentative calendar for Week 1 (full memos below). Of note: Senate Will hold no more than three committees at one time Will provide off-site viewing rooms for the public, with opportunity to virtually address committees Will encourage Senators to…

Florida House Announces Committee Leadership

Late last week, House Speaker Chris Sprowls released committee assignments and subcommittee leadership posts. List of leadership below, memos attached at bottom Education & Employment Committee (previously announced) Chair: Chris Latvala (R-67) Vice: Stan McClain (R-23) Pre-K12 Appropriations Subcommittee Chair: Randy Fine (R-53 Vice: Melony Bell (R-56) Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee Chair: Vance…

NSBA Weekly Update (Federal)

NSBA Federal Update 12-11-2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team December 11, 2020 NSBA Weekly Update   Congressional Update   Congress Pushes Funding Deadline by a Week There was some significant progress today to keep the government temporarily open. The U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a veto-proof majority…

FSBA Letter to Governor DeSantis: Vaccinations for Education-Related Personnel

December 15, 2020 FSBA sent a letter to Governor DeSantis respectfully requesting that he consider K-12 educators and school-related personnel in future plans for Covid-19 vaccine priority in an effort to provide continuity of instruction and services to Florida’s students. Read the letter here: FSBA Letter to Governor DeSantis – Vaccine Priority for Educators – 12-2020

Clay School Board Member Receives Statewide “Star” Recognition from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

For immediate release 12/3/20: For more information contact: Mary Chance 352/338-0250 or marychance@cfef.net Clay School Board Member Receives Statewide “Star” Recognition from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Clay County School Board Member Mary Bolla was among two statewide school district leaders in Florida recognized for their exemplary leadership by the Consortium of Florida Education…