Opening Day 2017 Session- 4 Bills Moving!


FCSBM Past President, and Legislative Task Force Chair, Erika Donalds was on hand in the Florida House Prek-12 Education Innovation Subcommittee and the House Prek-12 Education Quality Subcommittee for Opening Day of the Florida Legislature.

In the 4:00PM Prek-12 Education Innovation Subcommittee

Board Member Donalds provided testimony in support of

  • HB833 Student Eligibility for K-12 Virtual Instruction- Testimony at time mark 23:14 of the video


We also waived our speaking time in support of:

  • HB 15 Sullivan ; Fischer ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Leek ; Ponder Continued expansion of parental choice options: Gardiner/ McKay / SFUS
  • Teacher Annual Contract Extension Prohibition (HB373/SB85Grant/Broxson)


All three bills were reported favorably out of their first committee stop.

Meeting Packet: LINK HERE

Meeting Video: VIEW ONLINE Here: (note there were some issues with the audio for the first 12 minutes or so):


In the 4:00PM Prek-12 Education Quality Subcommittee

PCB PKQ 17-01 -- Civic Literacy by Chair Rayburn BILL HERE FCSBM Waived time in SUPPORT. It was reported favorably after a vote.

Meeting Packet: DOWNLOAD HERE



FCSBM is off to another great start with 100% of the bills up today moving. Stay tuned for updates. 

Tomorrow one of our top priorities: Charter Capital Outlay Funding (SB376, Simmons) SUPPORT is up tomorrow in Senate Education Appropriations. We support SB 376 without the 2.0 mill property tax increase. MEETING PACKET