TAMPA, Fla. — Committees established by two groups, the Florida Education Association (FEA) and the United Faculty of Florida (UFF), to examine the best way to reopen public schools and campuses will hold their final meetings on Friday.
One of the groups is focused on PreK-12 and the other on higher education.
“Discussions about the future of our campuses need to include the people most directly involved with our schools — students, parents, teachers, education staff, administrators — along with medical experts and community leaders,” FEA President Fedrick Ingram said last week. “Educators, in particular, are uniquely positioned to be a pivotal voice in determining what to focus on and how specific policies and practices will impact students, not just how they will impact Florida’s economy. Bringing students back onto our campuses will be successful only if parents and students know that we have put their interests first.”
The meetings will be held on Zoom. The final recommendations from the groups on reopening schools will be released next week.
Committee on Reopening Our Neighborhood Schools
- 10 -11 a.m. EDT Friday, May 29 — full group, wrapping up
Committee on Reopening Florida’s Campuses
- 1-2 p.m. EDT Friday, May 29 — full group, wrapping up