Florida Association for District School Superintendents

  • 2014 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


  • FADSS Board of Directors Meeting
    Date: September 24, 2014
    Location: Renaissance Hotel Tampa
  • FADSS Fall Leadership Conference
    Date: September 24-26, 2014
    Location: Renaissance International Plaza - Tampa, FL
  • Educational Leaders Executive Development Program
    Date: November 18-19, 2014
    Location: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference (CEOLDP Renewal)
    Date: December 3-5, 2014
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa
  • FADSS Board of Directors Meeting at the FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: December 4, 2014
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa
  • Institute for Administrative Assistants/Secretaries to Superintendents and School Boards
    Date: January 28-30, 2015
    Location: Renaissance Hotel, Tampa
  • FADSS Board of Directors Meeting at the Spring Conference
    Date: March 18, 2015
    Location: University Center Club, Tallahassee
  • FADSS Spring Leadership Conference
    Date: March 18-20, 2015
    Location: University Center Club, Tallahassee
  • FSBA/FADSS Joint Conference
    Date: June 11-12, 2015
    Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tampa

Florida Superintendents Support Accountability  

Business Partner Newsletter  

Food for Thought....  

Listen to Local School Leaders
Daytona Beach News Journal

Make Education a Priority
Editorial, Tampa Tribune

A Letter from the Gates Foundation by Vicki Phillips, Director of Education, College Ready
A Letter to our Partners: Let's Give Students and Teachers Time

..."That’s why the Gates Foundation agrees with those who’ve decided that assessment results should not be taken into account in high-stakes decisions on teacher evaluation or student promotion for the next two years, during this transition."

Profile: Alberto M. Carvalho --A 24-Year Climb to the Summit
School Administrator

Report: It Will Cost $3.2 Billion To Upgrade Schools To Wireless Internet

American Students Ahead of the Curve on PISA Problem Solving Scores
The Journal

In data released today from the 2012 international assessment, on average 15-year-old students from the United States showed a greater degree of proficiency in problem solving, in particular on tasks for which they are required to uncover information in order to solve the problem, than their peers from other countries.

Equalize Charter, District Schools
The three schools with the least similar demographics to the county also dismiss students for grades and low Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores.

Lakeland Ledger Op-Ed

Miami Schools Chief: Selection Of New Test Is ‘Insufficient’

Florida Educators Face Unknown Destination As They Wait On Test Decision

....But Pasco County Assistant Superintendent Amelia Van Name Larson said the late decision is one reason why the state should temporarily suspend using test results to determine school grades and teacher ratings during the transition. Van Name Larson agreed with a state superintendents association plan — which is also supported by the Florida PTA.

Florida Senate panel takes steps to simplify school grading formula
Tampa Bay Times

St. John's County Superintendent Letter to Teachers re: Release of VAM data

Editorial: Get grades right
Gainesville Sun

Our Opinion: Lawmakers address school grades
Tallahassee Democrat

Florida School Superintendents Sound Off On What They Want From Legislature In 2014

Want to Look Great on Global Education Surveys? Test Only the Top StudentsBloombergBusinessWeek

Ranking the states on NAEP – while taking socioeconomics into account
Bridge to Tomorrow

What A School Grade Means To Parents
StateImpact Florida

"A school grade, in no way, accurately conveys the quality of education provided to children. There is no emphasis on critical thinking skills, creativity, ethics, logic and an appreciation for learning."

Researcher: Florida District Schools Outperform Charter Schools On Average

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