Florida School Board Association

Historically high-performing districts would largely remain at the top, and historical poor performers, near the bottom. That’s according to district-level performance results from the new Florida Standards Assessment. Leon County has been near the top but as the news isn’t as good for the rest of the surrounding counties.

The long-established Florida School Board Association is facing a challenge from a new organization. The new group forms in the wake of the FSBA’s decision to join a lawsuit contesting the state’s corporate tax scholarship program and turnover in local school board races.

Florida School Boards Association President Wayne Blanton sees parallels between the election, the decision by the FSBA to join a lawsuit over the corporate tax scholarship program, and the creation of a new group calling itself the Florida Coalition of School Board members.

Governor Rick Scott has yet to act on a bill that would shrink the Florida High School Athletics Association’s power to levy fines. Lynn Hatter reports the proposal diminishes the association’s ability to monitor illegal student athlete transfers, and the School Board Association is calling on the Governor to veto the bill.