What's HappeningIN FLORIDA
- April 1, 2015 – Parents Urged to Call Senators NOW
Please CALL your Senator immediately and let him or her know you support the Abruzzo amendment number 668820 for CS/HB 7069: Education Accountability.
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- Efforts Underway to Allow for August 10th School Start Date
News Reports Florida Lawmakers Consider Earlier School Start Dates
- FLORIDA SCHOOL START DATE EXEMPTION QUESTIONED
News Reports Question Earlier Start Date and Fairness
Data Compiled Debunks the Myth
- Current Florida School Start Date Law
- School District Start and End Dates
Sadly, an amendment was offered on SB 616, the Education Accountability bill, today that changed the school start date to August 10th. The bill has already passed the House of Representatives and today passed the Senate on Second Reading. The final reading of the bill is tomorrow, April 2, in the afternoon. We have one last chance to stop this very early start date from happening.
Many Senators spoke on behalf of parents during the debate today. We will post a list after it is confirmed. Senator Abruzzo has filed an amendment to be heard April 2, to change the start date to the 3rd Monday in August. While this is earlier than we would like, it is better than August 10th.
Please CALL your Senator immediately and let him or her know you support the Abruzzo amendment number 668820 for CS/HB 7069: Education Accountability. Feel free to let your Senator know you prefer a later start date but support this amendment. Without it passing all K-12 students could return to school as early as August 10th.
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Click here to send an email to your elected officials today letting them know you support the continuation of the school start date law and that you support ending the exemption allowing “Academically High Performing” school districts to be exempt from the start date.