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Add your Voice - Support Funding for continued ELearning

**** Legislative Alert ****
School Budget

 

The Governor’s Emergency Order 2020-EO-06, issued in July allowed schools to open with the flexibility for innovative learning and full funding, based on the projected number of students. 

The Commissioner of Education also issued a similar order, DOE Emergency Order 2020-06 on July 6, 2020.

These orders expire at the end of the semester, which will eliminate the flexibility of providing a choice of in person or virtual learning. It also jeopardizes full funding and Broward County Public Schools can lose about $200 million. 

We are requesting you to email the Governor to extend these Emergency Orders through the end of the school year.

You can email directly (using a form filler) from the Broward County Public Schools site at https://www.browardschools.com/Page/49501

 

To email directly: 

Governor GovernorRon.Desantis@eog.myflorida.com

Commissioner Commissioner@fldoe.org

Subject Title: Please extend the Emergency Order 2020-EO-06.

Points to add to your message:

  • School districts were able to successfully open schools for the 2020-21 school year, despite the pandemic, because of the Emergency Orders.
  • This will enable families to continue having the choice of in person, or remote learning
  • It will provide the district with the full funding it needs to deliver the same high quality education to all children, as well as meet the new needs that have arisen, due to the pandemic. 
  • Many families will need the option of virtual learning due to underlying conditions that may be present in family members or students making them vulnerable to the virus. 
  • Students have been returning to the district schools and full FTE funding is vital to accommodate this growth.