FSBA Advocacy

FSBA takes pride in keeping our members well informed of the activities of the Florida Legislature and in assisting you in your legislative advocacy efforts.  Here you will find the FSBA 2020 Platforms as developed by the Legislative and Federal Relations Committees, information and resources to help you navigate the 2020 Legislative Session.

Legislative Resources
Session Updates and Legislative News

Budget Conference Update thru April 19

The Legislature began budget conferencing this weekend, but there was little to no action on the K12 budget front. Meetings were authorized to begin as early as 10am Saturday, but K12 conferees did not meet until Sunday at 1:30p.m. If K12 conferees do not close out issues by close of…

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FLDOE Emergency Order 2021 EO-02

Today, the Florida Department of Education submitted the federal waiver of certain ESSA requirements and also released EO-02 related to waiving strict adherence to the Florida Education Code (pursuant to Executive Order 20-52, made necessary by the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency). You can read the EO HERE (slide deck available…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of $1,000 Bonuses for Florida’s Principals and Teachers

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2021 Contact: Governor’s Press Office, (850) 717-9282, Media@eog.myflorida.com Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of $1,000 Bonuses for Florida’s Principals and Teachers Palm Harbor, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a proposal to provide $1,000 bonuses to public school principals and full-time classroom teachers for grades Pre-K through 12th grade…

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2020 Legislative Session Resources

At the conclusion of the 2020 Legislative Session, FSBA’s advocacy team collaborated to create summary resources for members and advocates. Recordings of these reviews are available below.