HB7069 covers a variety of issues that are important to students and teachers. Here's why the Florida Charter School Alliance and our member schools support HB7069: Provides bonuses for teachers
HB7069 covers a variety of issues that are important to students and teachers. Here’s why the Florida Charter School Alliance and our member schools support HB7069:
- Provides bonuses for teachers through the expansion of the Best & Brightest program.
- Creates funding equity: Requires school districts to share local mileage funds with public charter schools. Local mileage is your property tax dollars. Charter school parents pay into this pot of money that’s used for facilities construction and maintenance but their child’s school doesn’t benefit from those funds. As the law reads now, districts may share mileage with charter schools but only Bay and Sarasota districts do.
- Eliminates the state’s Algebra II end-of-course assessment requirement.
- Adds recess — free play — to K-5 programs.
- Expands the Gardiner Scholarship for our most neediest kids.
- Addresses the teacher shortage by streamlining the teacher temporary certificate application process. The goal is to encourage more professionals — especially those in the fields of Math and Science — to become educators.
- Authorizes a high-performing charter school to establish more than one charter school in any year if it operates in the area of a persistently low-performing school and serves students from that school.
- Eliminate a requirement that “value-added model” or VAM (student performance on state exams) be used in teacher evaluations. This is something teachers and administrators have pushed for.
- Require FDOE to study whether the ACT or SAT can be used in place of the state exams (like the FSA) required for high school graduation.
If the Governor vetoes HB7069 all that good policy is lost.
Please reach out to Governor Scott and urge him to support HB7069.
Here’s what you can do:
1) Sign an online petition: https://goo.gl/9fuPyo
2) call the Governor’s office: (850) 717-9337
3) Click here to email Governor Scott
4) Print this Yeson7069_postcard_mailout, add your personal note and mail it to Governor Scott.
8 (Monday) 1:00 am - 31 (Wednesday) 1:00 am
Osceola Public Schools' Charter School Office is hosting a principals meeting. To RSVP, contact EspositoS@osceola.k12.fl.us
Osceola Public Schools’ Charter School Office is hosting a principals meeting. To RSVP, contact EspositoS@osceola.k12.fl.us
(Friday) 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Learn about the hottest education technology trends at this event hosted by Somerset Academy in partnership with the Florida Charter School Alliance. RSVP here for the Technology
(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Somerset City Arts
- 47 NW 16th Street, Homestead
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools will host the 2017 national charter schools conference in Washington, D.C. - June 11-14,2017. Participants will have an opportunity to visits to Capitol
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools will host the 2017 national charter schools conference in Washington, D.C. – June 11-14,2017. Participants will have an opportunity to visits to Capitol Hill, plus listen to inspirational keynote speakers, and have a choice of more than 130 informative breakout sessions.
Click here to see highlights from the 2016 conference and flip through the conference program. You can also watch a recap of the conference, produced by student journalists from Richard Wright Charter School in Washington, D.C. who were onsite covering the conference in June.
11 (Sunday) 1:00 am - 14 (Wednesday) 1:00 am
If you're attending the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C. - June 11-14, 2017 - please mark your calendar for the FCSA's state of charter schools in Florida meeting. Tuesday,
If you’re attending the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C. – June 11-14, 2017 – please mark your calendar for the FCSA’s state of charter schools in Florida meeting.
Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Conference Center. To RSVP, contact Lynn@flcharteralliance.org
During last year’s conference in Nashville, FCSA recognized charter school pioneers and trailblazers during our “20 years of Grit, Passion, Success” event / Florida meeting. At this year’s event, we will once again recognize the school leaders, founders, and governing board members who are helping the charter school movement shine and are instrumental in raising student achievement.
Don’t miss it!
To RSVP, contact Lynn Norman-Teck at Lynn@flcharteralliance.org
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center