This Video Update features FSBA President Patty Hightower discussing events at our annual Day in the Legislature Conference. In addition, the video shows the presentation, by FSBA Legislative Committee Chair Becki Couch, of our 2013 Legislator of the Year Award to Senator Nancy Detert. Also, the video features Dr. Wayne Blanton providing an overview of the House and Senate Education Budgets and an update on several bills that are of concern to FSBA, including HB 753 / SB 968 relating to school safety, SB 864 / HB 921 relating to adoption of instructional materials, and HB 7083 / SB 1528 relating to charter schools.
Dr. Blanton encourages you to contact your legislators to express your views on these bills. To assist you, please visit the FSBA 2014 Legislative Session Resource Center. Here you will find that Boarder-Line Issue #3 provides a detailed summary and a list of FSBA’s concerns about HB 753/SB 968 relating to school safety and SB 864/HB 921 relating to instructional materials. Boarder-Line Issue #2 provides, among other things, a summary of HB 7083/SB 1528 relating to Charter Schools. In addition, to assist you in contacting your legislators, you will find our School District Legislative Delegation List (which includes email links for each legislator) as well as a separate email directory for all House and Senate members.