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

FINAL BUDGET REPORT

FSBA Session Summary Compilation (POLICY)

BILL TRACKING

Budget Documents

Session Updates and Legislative News

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs the Florida Leads Budget

FROM THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS For Immediate Release: June 2, 2021 Governor Ron DeSantis Signs the Florida Leads Budget NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Florida Leads state budget for fiscal year 2021-2022. The budget totaled $101.5 billion and includes $169 million in tax relief.…

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FEDERAL ALERT: ESSER and GEER Funds Guidance

FEDERAL ALERT: ESSER and GEER Funds Guidance May 26, 2021  Good Afternoon Board Members, Below and online, please find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about how funding under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, including the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER program, and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief…

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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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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.