Florida Association for District School Superintendents

  • 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. Read more

  • 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

    Empowering Effective Teaching (EET)

    The EET is a partnership between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) to ensure that all FLorida students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and career. Read more

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  • FADSS Fall Leadership Conference
    Date: Sept. 20 - 22, 2017
    Location: Tampa Renaissance International Mall

In the News  

Fix inequitable treatment between charter, traditional schools, Sen. Gainer says Tampa Bay Times, 6/22/17

...He said his reluctant vote for HB 7069 "is not a vote I'm proud of...They gave the charter schools more than they should have. The bill was a take-it or leave-it deal. It came like a thunder-cloud, then lightening struck, and it was over." Gainer also has regrets. "Some of us really felt like this was not going to get past the governor,'' he said. "I thought he would veto it and we would get another crack at it. We will never let that happen again."

David Simmons: We’re not done yet with HB 7069
SaintPetersBlog, 6/21/17

At a panel discussion, with three Republican state representatives, held by the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Simmons sharply criticized the “Schools of Hope” provisions in HB 7069, which he voted against, saying it is setting up underperforming public schools and their students to fail completely.

Prosecutors: Businessman diverted education money meant for Pinellas, Hillsborough charter schools

Tampa Bay Times, 6/20/17

From 2007 to 2016, according to an affidavit, charter schools controlled by Marcus Nelson May and his company, Newpoint Education Partners, received more than $57 million in public funds — including more than $1 million he used for personal expenses and to purchase residential and business properties in Florida.

The sum does not include the 18 percent fee and other reimbursements that Newpoint received under generous management agreements that May secured with inexperienced local charter school boards, the affidavit states.

Commentary: Rick Scott, Richard Corcoran do what’s best for Florida kids: HB 7069
Orlando Sentinel, 6/21/17


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