Legislative Platform

FASA 2021 Legislative Platform

FLORIDA’S PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES 2021

 

Keep Educators Safe:

  • Prioritize educators in the next round of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Hold Educators Harmless:

  • We support the continuation of assessments to determine where students are to provide better supports and intervention to achieve student learning goals.
    • Allow for flexibilities in school grade criteria to best capture learning growth to minimize adverse impacts to educators.

Raise General Revenue for Overall Budget:

  • Support collection of internet sales tax revenues that would allow for greater resources in schools. This will support lost revenues from reduced property taxes.
    • This supports the local businesses that support our schools by ensuring parity in the remittance of taxes to the state.
    • Support: HB 15/SB 50 - Sales and Use Tax

Support Administrators’ Professional Development:

  • Fund the Instructional Leadership and Faculty Development fund (ILFD)
    • For the past three fiscal years, Florida school districts have relied on the ILFD funds to provide critical professional development for administrators. The challenges of managing students and teachers in-person and virtually coupled with the release of new standards, high-quality professional development is NECESSARY to ensure the success of our students.

Ensure Successful Starts for Early Learners:

  • Provide necessary support for estimated in-flux of early learners in 2021-2022 that will require additional remediation and assistance for student learning.
    • Current projected enrollment of kindergarten is down by at least 25,000 statewide. Many of these students will have missed a year of instruction or will have not had any formal education at all.

 

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