FLCA Press Release: 2017 Instructional Materials companion bills filed in the Florida House and Senate.

For Immediate Release:
 2017 Instructional Materials companion bills filed in the Florida House and Senate.

 

WHAT:  SB 1210 and HB 989 companion bills were filed last week by Sen. Tom Lee and Rep. Byron Donalds. These are “fixit” companion bills to a very “well-intentioned” Senate Bill passed into law in 2014, but not implemented by a single school district.  The original intent was to establish each school board to be constitutionally responsible for the instruction materials used in their respective districts and to establish an open, transparent process for reviewing, raising objections to and approving instructional materials used with K-12 students.
Executive Summary
Bill text ( SB1210)

When passed this fixit bill will:

– Require that each school district shall implement a transparent Policy/Process within their District whether they acquire from the State list or create their individual acquisition program.
– Provide a definition of quality materials and requirement for providers to
meet Florida existing laws.
Tighten the definition of instructional materials to include “on-line” materials.
– Give each District School Board greater flexibility to use instructional materials that meets or exceed current Florida Standards.
 – Expand a parent’s right to object to include the rights of all taxpayers.

WHO:  Florida Citizens Alliance is a grassroots Alliance supported by 80+ grassroots organizations committed to dramatically improving the outcomes for our Florida children.  FLCA helped draft this legislation and we are strong citizen advocates for its passage. Our Goal is simple- to unleash the individual learning potential of every child!

For more information contact: Keith Flaugh 239-250-3320 or Pastor Rick Stevens 239-849-3775

ABOUT Florida Citizens

The Florida Citizens’ Alliance (FLCA) is a coalition of citizens and grassroots groups working together through education, outreach and community involvement to advance the ideals and principles of liberty.  We believe these include but are not limited to individual rights, free markets, and limited government.
FLCA VISION: To inspire a rebirth of liberty in Florida.

FLCA MISSION STATEMENT: the Florida Citizens’ Alliance (FLCA) is a coalition of citizens and grassroots groups working together through education, outreach and community involvement to advance the ideals and principles of liberty.  We believe these include but are not limited to individual rights, free markets, and limited government.