Florida PTA supporting HB 311/SB 788 and HB 427

Florida PTA supporting HB 311/SB 788 and HB 427

PTA puts students first!

Floida PTA Communication 01-18-2018I was excited today to receive Florida PTA’s ‘Welcome to Legislative Session 2018’ communication.  Florida PTA is a well-respected organization that advocates for the needs of our public school students and families.

In the communication Florida PTA shared their support for these bills which I believe are vital to students, HB 311/SB 788 and HB 427/SB 1324.

HB 311/SB 788 – Alternative High School Graduation Requirements sponsored by Representative Dr. Ralph Massullo and Senator Bill Montford.  This bill states if a student fails to satisfy the grade 10 ELA assessment or Algebra I EOC assessment graduation requirements, the student may be eligible to complete an alternative pathway to graduation.​  Allows a student to graduate by earning an industry certification or providing a portfolio containing quantifiable evidence of subject mastery.

HB 427/SB 1324 – Instructional Personnel and School Administrator Salary Schedules sponsored by Representative Rene Plascenia and co-sponsored Representative Dr. Ralph Massullo and Senator Debbie Mayfield. This bill authorizes districts to set their own salary schedule; Authorizing, rather than requiring, the adoption of performance salary schedule (merit pay). This would reduce the amount our students are tested as there are many assessments given to students just to evaluate teachers.

Thank you, Florida PTA, for supporting our students and these important legislative bills.

Follow this link to read entire Florida PTA communication: https://thomastalks.org/5u0B1

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