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 (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  

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Food for Thought....  

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

PolitiFact Florida: Jeb Bush's cherry-picked graduation statistic

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

Poor Kids Are Starving for Words
The Atlantic

According to a 2012 report by the Brookings Institution, less than half of poor children show up to school prepared with the early math and reading skills, emotional and behavioral control, and physical well-being needed to be ready to learn, and that disadvantage persists into adulthood.

Florida School Superintendents Ask for Relief in Testing
Tampa Tribune

Will Movement Lead to Testing Change?
Florida Today

School Districts Recognized as Florida Healthy School Districts

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."

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