Florida’s public school administrative leaders support statutory provisions that allow schools to educate our students in safe classrooms led by high quality teachers.
To achieve this goal, we ask Florida’s legislative leaders to consider the following:
FASA calls for a comprehensive review of Florida’s accountability system, including but not limited to: a description of the system, including alignment and consistency within the accountability system; a determination of the capacity of districts and schools to administer the required statewide, standardized assessments without interruption in the ongoing delivery of instruction to students who are not being assessed; a development of a timeline for transition to school grades that includes all the components of school grades to be available before school grades are released; and an analysis of districts pay for performance plans and impact on teacher recruitment and retention.
FASA supports the definition of school leader in the ESSA as the principal (which could also mean the assistant principal), or the designated school official responsible for the daily managerial and instructional leadership inside the school building.
FASA supports the inclusion of language in ESSA related to the dedicated funding for states on principal professional development which help to focus funds to create mentoring, induction and performance measures to attract and retain effective principals.
FASA Leaders also support the following issues: