fbpx

University Presidential Searches SB 990

Text of the Bill and a Brief Summary

SB 990 (full text) would create additional transparency in the university presidential search process by requiring the final group of applicants that become public record to consist of “no fewer than three and no more than five” applicants.  

What’s Next

  • SB 990 has been referred to the Postsecondary Education Committee where it has yet to be placed on an agenda. 

Vote History

No votes yet.

Talking Points

Coming soon.

Click on any of the headers below to expand the section and receive more information. 

SB 7002 (full text) is one of three bills proposed by the Senate PreK-12 Education Committee that focuses on deregulation of public schools. The focus for SB 7002 is on regulations regarding finance, facilities and oversight.

Some of the specific proposed changes include the following:
  • For districts who are out of compliance with class size laws, this bill removes the requirement for school districts to develop a plan listing the specific actions they will take to get into compliance. (Line 647)
  • Allowing school districts to decide if it is necessary to make up days lost to hurricanes or other emergencies. Currently, that power rests with the State Board of Education. (Line 913)
  • Revises the requirements allowing students to carry essential medical supplies at school with simpler prescription and parent approval processes. (Line 445, Line 455, Line 505, Line 542) 
 
  • 8-0: Senate PreK-12 Education Committee, 11-15-23 (Senators Osgood and Yarborough both had excused absences from the meeting.)

SB 7002 has been referred to the Fiscal Policy Committee for what will likely be its final committee stop before heading for a vote in the full Senate. 

The bill could be heard in the Fiscal Policy Committee as soon as Dec. 5. We’ll know by Nov. 28 if the bill is placed on the agenda for the Dec. 5 meeting. 

Coming soon.

FEA’s statement on the Attack on Workers’ Rights, SB 1746

Today, the Florida Senate Rules Committee passed SB 1746, an anti-worker bill sponsored by Senator Blaise Ingoglia (R-11) that would place additional mandates on any person seeking to join their…

Read more about FEA’s statement on the Attack on Workers’ Rights, SB 1746

Education Leaders Push To “Save Sociology” in Universities Amid State Board of Education’s College Removal

Education leaders are calling on the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) to “Save Sociology” and reconsider an amendment that would remove Principles of Sociology as a general education core course…

Read more about Education Leaders Push To “Save Sociology” in Universities Amid State Board of Education’s College Removal

Halfway Through the School Year, Teacher and Staff Vacancies Remain Too High

New teacher vacancy numbers show that halfway through the school year there are still 4096 advertised instructional vacancies in Florida schools and 3457 support staff vacancies, for a total of…

Read more about Halfway Through the School Year, Teacher and Staff Vacancies Remain Too High

FEA leadership: We stand united for our students

Let us say first, we are honored to lead this organization and to have you as a member.

Read more about FEA leadership: We stand united for our students

Help for kids who are hurting

Through Steve’s Club, Cori Lake Walls wants to ensure no grieving student goes unnoticed or unheard

Read more about Help for kids who are hurting

$1,200 worth of turkeys and a lot of love

Lakisha Ayers-White and her student volunteers provide supplies for Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings to dozens of union families

Read more about $1,200 worth of turkeys and a lot of love