Florida Association for District School Superintendents

  • 2015 Legislative Platform

    Superintendents want Florida to lead the nation in K-12 education. We need legislation that will give us the financial resources and also remove the restrictive obstacles that hinder progress towards that end.

  • Email Pitfalls Course Added to FADSS' Online Risk Management Training Program

    Florida’s public sector has learned that the convenience of new technology communication can come with a cost. While a misspoken word might be denied or forgotten, an imprudent email is permanently recorded, often costing individuals their livelihood, their employers $millions, and both their reputations. FADSS now offers an online course to train staff to steer clear of this dangerous trend.

  • FADSS Online Risk Management Training Course Tackles Public Records Lawsuits

    Complying with Florida’s stringent public records law is a requirement that all district and school staff must take seriously to avoid fines, criminal charges and significant legal costs. FADSS now offers an online course that will prepare all staff to respond quickly and appropriately to any public records request.

  • Florida Education Investment Trust Fund

    The Florida Association of District School Superintendents and the Florida School Boards Association have created the Florida Education Investment Trust Fund (FEITF). Read more

Empowering Effective Teachers
Read more about our Empowering Effective Teaching program.
Common Core for District Staff
Learn more about
The Florida Standards
 for District Leaders


  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 11-12, 2015
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa
  • FADSS Fall Leadership Conference
    Date: September 23 - 25, 2015
    Location: Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

Florida Superintendents Support Accountability  


Food for Thought....  

Florida's testing failures: let us count the ways
Tampa Bay Times, 5/20/15

Gov. Scott wants tax cuts, school-funding increase in special session
Palm Beach Post, 5/20/15

.....But Chartrand also indicated that schools should come before Scott’s other signature proposal.“There’s also tax cuts that have been proposed, and I would hope that we would fund education first before we moved in any other direction,” he said.

Miami-Dade school cafeterias go green with paper plates
Miami Herald, 5/20/15

Teachers earned the right to say ‘We told you so’
Tampa Tribune

Computer troubles (yet again) create havoc on testing day in Florida
Washington Post

Bugs again bedevil online testing in Florida schools
Miami Herald


Online testing system fails again; angry state official calls glitches 'unacceptable'
Tampa Bay Times

Five Questions About Florida's Testing Problems

Florida repeatedly warned about an untested test for students
Miami Herald

Romano: Legislators still ignoring the real problem with school testing
Tampa Bay Times

Senate Takes Steps Toward Fewer and Better Tests
The Florida Senate

Volusia, Lake, Marion county schools suspend FSA online testing

Column: Getting school accountability back on track
Tampa Bay Times

An ‘F’ in readiness
Miami Herald Editorial

Controversial standardized tests debut in Florida schools
Miami Herald

Rick Scott hears superintendents' testing concerns
Miami Herald

Montford to draft bill addressing testing concerns
Tampa Bay Times

Testing in schools: Florida lawmakers have many questions
Orlando Sentinel

Alberto Carvalho: Reinventing Opportunities
AASA 2014 National Superintendent of the Year

Our View: State testing unfair to schools
Panama City News Herald

Romano: Clean up student testing mess before imposing consequences
Tampa Bay Times

"We should be ashamed of ourselves for creating such a mess,'' Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, told the Lake board. 

Superintendent: Florida needs to slow down on testing this year
My View column by Bay County Superintendent Bill Husfelt
Panama City News Herald

Why Florida Is Fighting The U.S. Education Department Over English Learners

Florida School Superintendents Ask for Relief in Testing
Tampa Tribune

Make Education a Priority

Editorial, Tampa Tribune

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