2019-20 Officer Changes Coming Soon

The work of FSBA Committees is essential for the Association to carry out its Mission and Strategic Goals.  The FSBA Bylaws establish three types of committees:

  • Standing Committees for ongoing action;
  • Ad Hoc Committees to explore topics or issues of special interest; and
  • Nominating Committee to recommend a slate of candidates for FSBA executive officer positions.

The FSBA President, in consultation with the other Executive Officers, appoints the Chair and Vice Chair of each committee, consistent with requirements set forth in the Bylaws and Policies.  School board members may sign up to serve on FSBA Committees by completing and submitting the FSBA Committee Assignment Request Form.  The current FSBA Committees and Subcommittees are described below and linked to more information about each committee’s/subcommittee’s leadership, membership, staff support, and activities.

STANDING COMMITTEES

[toggle title=”Leadership Services Committee”] Leadership Services Committee: Plans, guides, and monitors the implementation of the Leadership Development Program which includes the Certified Board Member and Master Board Programs, Certified Board Distinction, new board member and ethics training.

Committee Support Staff: Tina Pinkoson

MEMBERS
Chair: Thomas Kennedy, Citrus
Vice Chair: Mary Bolla, Clay
Caroline Zucker, Sarasota

Committee Documents & Activities:

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[toggle title=”Policy Committee *NEW DOCUMENTS POSTED*”]Policy Committee: Assists in the review, development, and revision of the FSBA Bylaws and Policies and facilitates the adoption process of any proposed changes. 

Committee Support Staff: Tina Pinkoson

MEMBERS
Chair: Chris Patricca, Lee
Vice Chair: Wendy Atkinson, Charlotte
Kim Amontree, Charlotte
Nora Rupert, Broward

Committee Documents & Activities:

Please review prior to requested action on June 2019:

Bylaws and Policies Amendment Process Chart
Bylaws and Policies Proposal Form

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Finance Committee: Monitors the financial operation and budgetary process of FSBA.

Committee Support Staff: Leslie Dunlap, CPA

MEMBERS
Chair:
Cindy Stuart, Hillsborough
Vice Chair: Linda Cuthbert, Volusia
Brenda Carlton, Taylor
Tina Certain, Alachua
Kathryn Hensley, St. Lucie
Beverly Slough, St. Johns
Jerry Taylor, Suwannee
Caroline Zucker, Sarasota

Committee Documents & Activities:

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Legislative Committee: Coordinates a systematic process to develop FSBA’s platform of state and federal priorities and positions, pursues legislative changes consistent with the adopted FSBA platform, and serves as key advocates for public education. In order to ensure equal representation on the Legislative Committee, the FSBA Bylaws call for each school board to designate a member and an alternate to serve on the Legislative Committee. The Legislative Committee includes two subcommittees: the Advocacy Subcommittee and the Federal Relations Subcommittee.

Committee Support Staff: Ruth Melton

MEMBERS
Chair:
Clarence Thacker, Osceola
Vice Chair: Linda Kobert, Orange
Legislative Committee Representatives & Alternates

Committee Documents & Activities:

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Advocacy Subcommittee: Explores strategies and ways of strengthening FSBA’s advocacy role in public education and keeps advocacy in the forefront of public education.

Committee Staff Support: Ruth Melton

MEMBERS
Chair:
Beth McCall, Marion

Kim Amontree, Charlotte
Brenda Carlton, Taylor
Nicole Carr, Pinellas
Gwynetta Gittens. Lee
Kathryn Hensley, St. Lucie
Susan Owens, Gilchrist
Sara Beth Reynolds, Polk
Beverly Slough, St. Johns

Committee Documents & Activities

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Federal Relations Subcommittee: Explores and coordinates programs, legislation, and activities between FSBA and federal agencies and elected officials.

Committee Support Staff: Ruth Melton

MEMBERS
Chair: Beverly Slough, St. Johns
Vice Chair: Kevin Adams, Escambia
Tina Certain, Alachua
Rene Flowers, Pinellas
Gwynetta Gittens. Lee
Lisa Miller, Polk

Committee Documents & Activities:

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Long Range Planning Committee: Engages in long range and strategic planning to ensure that FSBA’s vision, mission, and strategic directions are pursued and to encourage the smooth transition of leadership within the Association. The membership of the Long Range Planning Committee includes the FSBA executive officers and two at large members elected from the general membership. 

Committee Support Staff: Andrea Messina

MEMBERS
Chair:
Jane Goodwin, Sarasota
Dr. Larry Feldman, Miami-Dade
Linda Kobert, Orange
Chris Patricca, Lee
Cindy Stuart, Hillsborough
Jerry Taylor, Suwannee
Tim Weisheyer, Osceola

Committee Documents & Activities:

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Equity Committee (Formerly Multicultural and Diversity Committee): Sensitizes and cultivates positive images and attitudes among school board members on multicultural education issues and recommends program topics for workshops and conferences.

FSBA Staff Support: Bill Graham

MEMBERS
Chair: Tamara Shamburger, Hillsborough
Vice Chair: Dr. Sue Woltanski, Monroe
Brenda Carlton, Taylor
Tina Certain, Alachua
Sarah Fortney, Polk
Kathryn Hensley, St. Lucie
Lisa Miller, Polk
Susan Owens, Gilchrist
Nora Rupert, Broward
Beverly Slough, St. Johns
Caroline Zucker, Sarasota

Committee Documents & Activities:

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Past Presidents’ Council: Serves in an advisory capacity to the Executive Officers on issues of governance, seeks ways and strategies to advance the FSBA President’s focus area, recruits leaders for FSBA, and performs other duties as assigned by the FSBA President.

Committee Support Staff: Bill Graham

MEMBERS
Chair: Caroline Zucker, Sarasota
Georgia “Joy” Bowen, Leon
Andy Griffiths, Monroe
Patricia Hightower, Escambia
Beverly Slough, St. Johns
Jerry Taylor, Suwannee

Committee Documents & Activities:

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FSBA NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The FSBA Nominating Committee is a very important committee that selects a recommended slate of officers for the FSBA leadership team.  The association needs you to be a part of this important process.  Nominating Committee members are elected during the General Membership Meeting, at the FSBA Annual Joint Conference.  Please click here to obtain pertinent information and learn more about the Nominating Committee.