FASA, like many other professional associations, oversees a variety of political action committees (PACs) to protect the rights of administrators and advance their policy initiatives. FASA recognizes the need for its members to be politically proactive in order to have meaningful input into state-level educational policy decisions.
Accordingly, there are PACs affiliated with FASA, the Florida Association of Secondary School Principals (FASSP) and the Florida Association of Instructional Supervisors and Administrators (FAISA). Local administrator association PACs affiliated with FASA are located in Broward (BPAA PAC), Hillsborough (HASA PAC), Leon (LEAPS PAC), Orange (OCASA PAC), Pinellas (PA PAC) and Seminole Counties (SAC PAC).
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Joining the FASA PAC gives you access to:
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The best way to get involved is to call the campaign office and offer your services. The campaign staff will identify the kinds of assistance most helpful to the campaign. Find the services that best match your interests and aptitudes and jump in. The candidate will not forget your help.
FASA actively solicits interaction with legislative candidates and encourages administrators to get to know their local candidates well.
FASA is a nonpartisan association looking for candidates who support public education. We send candidates a questionnaire or meet with them personally to determine their involvement in and attitudes about public schools and administrators. Copies of the candidates' responses are sent to the FASA PAC Committee for their review, along with a table that summarizes the responses. The responses, as well as local administrator information about the candidates, forms the basis for the Committee's decisions regarding which candidates to endorse, give funds, or provide other campaign assistance.
Because FASA PAC has finite funds for campaign contributions, it selects those candidates who will best address the needs of the entire public education enterprise - district and school-based administrators, teachers, students, and the communities that encompass them.