Members & delegates please log-in to download comprehensive 2021 DA information about: New Business Items (NBIs), child care, special assistance, the Human & Civil Rights Gala, PAC fundraising, text alerts and other critical information.
The Delegate Assembly (DA) is FEA’s highest decision-making body.
Each year, locally-elected delegates come together to discuss and debate education issues, elect officers and chart the organization’s future.
Important decisions are made that impact education and association policy.
2021 DA Resources
Participants at the 2021 Delegate Assembly are required to provide either:
- a negative Covid-19 test result. Covid tests must be taken within 72 hours of attendance at the DA.
- or in lieu if a negative test, you may voluntarily provide proof of vaccination. If you have proof of vaccination, take a picture of your card and save it to your phone so you can show it at the event.
Very limited Covid rapid tests will be available on site as needed.
Masks will be required at all events, and social distancing will be practiced as much as practicable. Additionally, we will not be allowing any guests at any FEA sponsored event.
Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid.
New Rosen Centre Parking Instructions
In order to receive the agreed upon discounted rate, it is important to follow the instructions below when you arrive at the Rosen Centre. Instructions are also posted on signs throughout the parking lot & garage.
Parking patrons can access the mobile payment site for Daily Visitors by:
- Scanning QR Code on posted Signage
- Texting D2 to 407-214-5260
The validation code for the FEA DA is D10F2487.
Guests will receive a link to enter their name and license plate and then be able to pay their parking fee. Download the PDF with these instructions.
Full 2021 DA Agenda: Log-in to download the complete DA agenda booklet. Every delegate will receive a hard copy in their delegate bag at registration.
Thursday, October 14 (Wear pink this day!)
- Special Interest Caucus Meetings, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- First Time Delegate Reception, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- First General Session Gavel Down, 7 p.m.
- Welcome Reception, 9:30 p.m. – midnight
Friday, October 15
- Caucus Meetings, 7 – 8:15 a.m.
- Second General Session Gavel Down, 8:30 a.m.
- NEW NBI Submission Deadline, 10 a.m.
- Voting at lunch for 2 hours after gavel down of the 2nd General Session
- Third General Session Gavel Down, 2:30 p.m.
- HCR Banquet, ticketed event, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 16
- Fourth General Session Gavel Down, 8:30 a.m.
There are four unopposed candidates for office at this year’s DA. Click below for each candidate’s statement and bio:
- Andrew Spar, FEA President
- Carole Gauronskas, FEA Vice President
- Nandi Riley, FEA Secretary-Treasurer
- Caitlin Gille, NEA Board of Director, Seat 1
There are two amendments that will be on the ballot:
The Florida Education Association’s annual Delegate Assembly (DA) is the one of the highlights of the year for one-thousand delegates who make the trip to Orlando.
At its core, the DA is a business meeting — but a meeting like no other.
Delegates, who are all duly elected from their local union, gather in a grand exercise in democracy: members have a voice in the important decisions that will set the future course for our union and public education.
- Each year delegates gather to conduct the business of FEA including:
voting for members to serve on the National Education Association Board of Directors
- adopting FEA’s budget
- voting on amendments to the FEA Constitution and Bylaws
- recognizing FEA locals for their work in building membership
- discussing and debating New Business Items, which provide guidance and direction to the FEA officers on the priorities of the membership in the year to come.
In fact, Article III of the our constitution declares the DA is “highest policymaking body” of the Florida Education Association.
More than a business meeting
However, the DA is much more than just a business meeting.
It is also a chance to connect with colleagues from around the state. There are nearly a dozen caucus groups such as the Science Educators Caucus, the Young Educators Caucus, the Minority Affairs Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, and many more. Membership in one (or more) of these caucuses is a great way for members to stay engaged throughout the year with colleagues from all over the state who share similar passions.
Another highlight of each DA is the annual FEA Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Award presentation. Each year the HCR awards recognize individuals or groups for their support of public education and community activism. Previously held as a sold-out luncheon, this year’s Awards Banquet will be held as a Friday evening gala.