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.
Students from every grade level got a free book at Breakfast Point Academy today! Thanks to @FirstBook and @ABCEteach for the partnership to make this happen. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/58zuKcWjo3— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 21, 2019
After distributing books to students, officers met with ABCE president Alexis Underwood and Bay County Superintendent Bill Husfelt.
.@ABCEteach President Alexis Underwood tells us a little bit about the effects of Hurricane Michael and how they are still being felt in the Bay County area. #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas @NEAToday @AFTunion pic.twitter.com/JjPBIly1jH— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 21, 2019
FEA President @fedingram spoke to Bay County Superintendent @BDS_Supt about the book giveaway and how Bay County schools are still suffering after #hurricanemichael. Thanks to Breakfast Point Academy for welcoming us! #4EveryStudent @ABCEteach @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas pic.twitter.com/BHhEIs3Tmc— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 21, 2019
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:
Evening check-in with FEA Secretary-Treasurer @cgauronskas. We will continue along the Panhandle tomorrow. See you then! #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @AFTunion @NEAToday pic.twitter.com/nMDzU6jdcG— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 21, 2019
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.
We had a great morning in Chipley with the Washington County Education Association. Special thanks to Superintendent Joe Taylor and School Board Members Tonka Morales and Lou Cleveland for joining us for the event! #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/L8J9K4fHfN— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 22, 2019
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.
More photos from our event with WCEA. We visited the Washington Academy of Varying Exceptionalities, and then walked over to Roulhac Middle School. Thanks to all of the teachers and education staff professionals who walked us around! #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/rMcCXxxjGn— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 22, 2019
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.
The Fund Our Future Bus arrived in Okaloosa county. Special thanks to Superintendent Marcus Chambers and Assistant Superintendent Steve Horton for joining us to tour the central bus barn. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/R0Bj6f2Kox— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 22, 2019
A special thanks to Superintendent Marcus Chambers! He took some time to talk about the state of Okaloosa’s public schools. #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas @NEAToday @AFTunion pic.twitter.com/OiECokgeaM— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 22, 2019
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.
Our last two schools stops for the day we’re at Meigs Middle School & Choctawhatchee High School. Thank you so much to the administrators, teachers & education staff professionals who spent time showing us around. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/OQXeeHEhcl— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 22, 2019
Day 2 wrap-up:
Evening check-in. We are at our last stop in Okaloosa Island at The Gulf for a meet and greet with members in the area. Find out where our other stops are by visiting https://t.co/1BbJZBszqM #4EveryStudent @fedingram @andrewsparfea @cgauronskas @AFTunion @NEAToday pic.twitter.com/24DTJHbbNJ— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 22, 2019
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.
The bus has arrived at Warrington Middle School for a community conversation starting soon. Members of the Escambia Education Association, League of Women Voters and Achieve Escambia are all here to be part of the conversation. #4EveryStudent pic.twitter.com/B7o5qJltHW— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 23, 2019
Week 1 wrap-up:
Evening check-in from Warrington Middle School. We just wrapped up a community conversation, and the first week of the bus tour! Check in with us next week as we continue our Fund Our Future bus tour! #4EveryStudent @andrewsparfea @fedingram @cgauronskas @AFTunion @NEAToday pic.twitter.com/KmfldsUFTJ— Florida Education Association (@FloridaEA) October 24, 2019