The 2020 Census: Make Sure Your Community Counts!
Did you know that census data is used to make decisions at all levels of government, including drawing school district boundaries? The US Census Bureau cannot conduct the 2020 Census alone. Learn what you can do to ensure a complete and accurate count of your community in the 2020 Census and WHY a complete count matters.
Lubby Navarro, Miami-Dade County School Board Member 1:15 & 2:30, Audubon I/D
Today’s Partners = Tomorrow’s Personnel SouthTech Schools in Palm Beach County is creating the truest sense of what college AND career readiness looks like in public education today. The system of schools is focused on career and technical training that is aligned to local, state and national data. SouthTech Schools is reliant upon the business, industry and community stakeholders to help drive curriculum, align industry trends and the ultimate placement of Palm Beach County’s next generation workforce. If you are looking for engagement strategies to better target and foster partnerships with potential and provide your county a blueprint for creating and retaining “Next Generation Workforce,” this is the session for you!
Jay Boggess, Deputy Superintendent of SouthTech Schools
Chuck Shaw, Vice Chair, Palm Beach County School Board 1:15 & 2:30, Audubon I/EF
Farm to Classroom: One School’s Story Leveraging Business Partnerships to Enhance Student Programs
Businesses and their local public schools have a shared vision for the health and vitality of their regional economy. As school boards and superintendents create policy that enhances value-added experiences for their students, there will be continued emphasis on systems that match local businesses with schools for enhancing and extending learning experiences. This session focuses on identifying and building capacity in both school leaders and local business leaders to collaborate on mutually beneficial projects.
Mark Shanoff, Ed.D., Edgewater High School Principal, Orange County Public Schools
1:15 & 3:45, White Ibis
The Florida Chamber Foundation, its partners, and more than 10,000 Floridians have developed a strategic plan for our state. This project, called Florida 2030, identifies what things Florida needs to do to be prepared for our future. Education is the answer to a lot of Florida issues – this session will discuss what Florida needs to secure our future.
Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation
1:15 & 3:45, Sandhill Crane
Future Ready Collier: Bringing Business & Community Together on Common Education Goals
Through an organized network of organizations, businesses, schools and community members, Future Ready Collier is working to ensure every child in Collier County is ready for kindergarten and every young person enters adulthood with a vision and plan. Learn how more than 50 organizations are working together on these common goals as they strive to deepen their collective capacity and build and sustain a dynamic economy that works for everyone.
Susan McManus, President, Champions for Learning
Amanda Beights, Vice President, Leadership Collier Foundation
Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools 2:30 & 3:45, Cormorant
MSD Public Safety Commission Update
This session will address updates from the work of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. The Commission was established during the 2018 legislative session to help identify and address issues presented by the tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Doug Dodd, Citrus County School Board Member, MSD Public Safety Commissioner
Marsha Powers, Martin County School Board Member, MSD Public Safety Commissioner
2:30 & 3:45, Roseate Spoonbill