Two Florida legislators have been selected as The Florida School Boards Association’s Legislators of the Year for 2022. The association is set to honor Senator Doug Broxson (R-1) and Representative Christine Hunschofsky (D-96)
“We are proud to recognize Senator Broxson and Representative Hunchofsky for their steadfast efforts to ensure that every student in Florida receives a high-quality education. It is especially important to recognize their commitment to increased funding for public education to historic levels. This increased funding comes at a critical time as public schools work to accelerate student achievement following the education disruption caused by the pandemic.” said Kim Amontree, Charlotte County School Board Member and FSBA Legislative Committee Chair.
“These legislators demonstrate that working together, we can get positive results for Florida’s school districts. We appreciate the support they have shown our schools as evidenced by their leadership on education issues.” said Executive Director, Andrea Messina.
The awards will be officially presented at the association’s Annual Summer Conference in Tampa on June 8-10, at an upcoming school board meeting in the recipient’s district, or at an event selected by the recipient.
Senator Doug Broxson (R-1) is being recognized for his tireless support of public education and specifically his focus on reading instruction, ensuring students receive support to meet their individual needs especially in the critical early years of learning how to read.
Representative Christine Hunschofsky (D-96) is being honored for being a champion for children’s safety, especially in the area of mental health, working to ensure our students have access to the resources and supports they need to be successful.