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Delegate Assembly

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.

Please note: Delegate Credentials will be mailed around October 1.

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.

 
 

2022 Florida Education Association Delegate Assembly

October 13-15, 2022

Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 996-9840

Thank you to the FEA DA Diamond Sponsor:
Creative Benefits for Educators

Covid Protocols

Masks will be optional at all events, and social distancing will be practiced as much as practicable.

Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid.

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.

Thank you to the FEA DA Emerald Sponsor:
NTA Life

Tentative Schedule

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 13 (Wear pink this day!)

  • CBE Annual Shareholders Meeting  / 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • First Time Delegate Reception / 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Special Interest Caucus Meetings / 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Opening General Session / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Issue Groups Break-outs / 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • All Delegate Welcome Reception / 9:30 – 12:00 midnight

Friday, October 14

  • Local Delegation Caucuses / 7:00 – 8:15 a.m.
  • Second General Session / 8:30 – 12:00 noon
    • NBI Submission Deadline / 10 a.m.
  • Voting at lunch for 2 hours after gavel down of the 2nd General Session
  • Third General Session / 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.
  • HCR Banquet, ticketed event / 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 15

  • Local Delegation Caucuses 7:00 – 8:15 a.m.
  • Fourth General Session 8:30 a.m. – Adjournment

Thank you to the FEA DA Sapphire Sponsor:
Educators Choice

Additional Info

 

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.

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