Cindy Belin and Ruby Knox of Gulf County School District joined approximately 150 school board members and other educational leaders on January 22-23, 2020 at the FSBA Annual Day in the Legislature which convened at the Four Points Sheraton, Tallahassee, Florida. The FSBA’s Annual Day in the Legislature event serves to underscore FSBA’s role as the voice of education in Florida and enhance FSBA’s advocacy on education issues under consideration by the Florida Legislature.

The first day of the conference was devoted to briefing sessions on the Governor’s budget proposal, historic budget funding levels, and an analysis of bills currently under consideration by the Legislature. Then, School Board members from across the state were joined by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran for a discussion on current education issues and a question and answer session.

The second day of the conference began with a legislative breakfast where members of the Florida Legislature, State Representative Jennifer Webb and State Representative Vance Aloupis, shared their insights on student lunches, early childhood education, and other education issues. School Board members spent the rest of the day at the state Capitol, meeting with their legislative delegation members and attending education-related legislative committee meetings.

The mission of FSBA is to increase student achievement through the development of effective school board leadership and advocacy for public education.

FSBA is a nonprofit corporation representing school board members in Florida. FSBA has been the collective voice for Florida school districts since 1930 and is closely allied with other educational and community agencies to work toward improvement of education in Florida.