2020 Florida Education Association Delegate Assembly
October 8-10, 2020
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
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.