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Bills We're Watching This Session

SR 964 – Education Staff Professionals

Talking Points

  • Education staff professionals are the backbones of Florida’s schools. Yet they are often afterthoughts of Florida’s politicians. This resolution seeks to change that by lifting up the importance of their work.
  • There has been much talk of the teacher shortage in Florida, but the shortage of education staff professionals is just as real and has negative impacts on students. In order for Florida’s students to attend the schools they deserve, all educators need to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Read this editorial be FEA Secretary-Treasurer Carole Gauronskas to gain a more detailed understanding of what our education staff professionals do and why they are so important.

Updated Information

Senate Resolution 964, sponsored by Janet Cruz, recognizes and celebrates the invaluable contribution of education staff professionals in this state, who work tirelessly to enhance the learning experiences of Florida students and to advance student success.

What’s Next

Because resolutions are ceremonial in nature they do not have to go through to committee process nor are they signed by the governor. We’ll keep you updated when the bill gets introduced to the Senate.

Vote History

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Our Position

We support this resolution.

Video Updates

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Q&As for Florida Educators

Common questions about school closures, testing, students with IEPs, evaluations, certifications and more. Updated 3/31.

Digital Learning Resources for Educators and Parents

Resources for engaging students during the school closure

FEA Statewide Town Hall on COVID-19 

Video and transcript of March 25 town hall on the impact of coronavirus on Florida’s public education system.

Q&As and Resources for Parents

Common questions and resources for parents — including links for meals for students in need.

Advocacy Updates for
COVID-19

Ways for members to take action to protect students, educators, healthcare professionals and working people.

Member Benefit Resources and Links

Overview of the additional resources our benefit partners are providing to help members deal with the COVID pandemic. Updated 4/20 with Student Loan Forgiveness information.

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