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Florida school administrators' group drops out of voucher lawsuit



In August 2014, the Florida Association of School Administrators joined with a group of education and civic groups to challenge Florida's 13-year-old corporate tax credit scholarship program.

Executive director Juhan Mixon announced Friday that it would no longer be party to the suit:

The Board of Directors of the Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) has decided to withdraw from the lawsuit filed in the Leon Circuit Court regarding tax credit scholarships (vouchers). Following a full review of priorities, the Board made the decision to focus resources on FASA’s main objective – to ensure that the quality of administrative leadership within our schools continues to make Florida’s graduates competitive worldwide.

FASA members are dedicated to increasing student achievement and positively impacting teaching and learning. To accomplish this, the Association will continue to target professional development needs of administrators; to support teachers and students regarding digital conversion and technology in schools; and to advocate for administrators at all levels.

Having made our position clear with regards to tax credit scholarships through our participation in the lawsuit thus far, it is time to dedicate the resources of our 5,000 members on the priorities that are the heart of our organization.

The suit continues to wind its way through the courts. See the current court documents here.

[Last modified: Friday, March 27, 2015 3:44pm]


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