Fund Our Future Bus Tour: Week 1

Day 1: Monday, October 21

  • Book giveaway at Breakfast Point (Bay County)
  • Community meeting (Gadsden County)

The first day of the bus tour started with a book giveaway at Breakfast Point Academy in Bay County.

After distributing books to students, officers met with ABCE president Alexis Underwood and Bay County Superintendent Bill Husfelt.

The second stop of the day was in Gadsden County. More than 65 educators and community members attended the Community Conversation at Carter Parramore Academy.

Day 1 wrap-up:

Day 2: Tuesday, October 22

The second day of the bus tour started with a “clap-in” for students at Rouhlac Middle School in Chipley, Fla.

After the clap-in, FEA officers visited Washington County Education Association President Lindy Mincey’s classroom and read to students before visiting the Washington Academy of Varying Exceptionalities.

From Washington County the bus rolled west to Okaloosa County for a series of site and school visits. We started at the Okaloosa County Bus Barn where we were joined by Okaloosa Superintendent Marcus Chambers.

From there it was on to Shalimar Elementary, where Okaloosa ESPA President Patrick Strong works.

We wrapped the day up with visits to Meigs Middle School and Choctawhatchee High School.

Day 2 wrap-up:

Day 3: Wednesday, October 23

The third day of the bus tour saw a packed house as Warrington Middle School in Pensacola for a community conversation around the schools Florida’s students deserve.

Week 1 wrap-up:

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

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.

AFL-CIO Survival Guide for Unemployment

A PDF guide for working people facing unemployment.

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