Kids Need Your Voice

Thanks to you, Governor Scott called the Florida Legislature back for a special session and demanded that education funding be increased by $100 per pupil!!

However, Children need your voice now more than ever. The Governor hasn't decided the fate of House Bill 7069. If passed, this bill will damage our local public schools--  vital programs for the neediest children will be cut, precious capital dollars from the state will improve private property leased by charters instead of repairing and improving tax payer owned assets, and $200 million will be given to unproven, out-of-state charter operators. 

Use the tool below to easily send a message to Governor Scott. Tell him to VETO the conforming bill (HB 7069). Tell him to keep his Constitutional oath and make children and their public schools a priority.

-Call and leave a message asking the governor to veto the conforming bill.

-Email using your own words (or at least your own subject line) and tell him to veto this bad bill.

 Please take action above. Tell Governor Scott to VETO the conforming bill. He must send the legislature back to do their job and make public schools a priority:

House and Senate leaders created the controversial House Bill 7069 "conforming bill" out of 55 different education bills and negotiated it in private. The bill tied recess and testing to a devastating budget and was widely viewed to be a political maneuver to pass failed House priorities. While we advocated for recess, less testing and the elimination of VAM, we cannot support this bill or the process that produced it.

Their bill funnels $200 million to unproven, out-of-state charter operators, re-allocates federal funds to charter schools, and gives away precious capital dollars to improve private property leased by charters instead of repairing and improving tax payer owned assets. This is a blatant and calculated effort to underfund public schools and short change Florida's students.

Your voice is urgently needed to make sure children and schools get the smart eduation policies they deserve. It is imperative that the Governor hears from you.