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Personnel note: Florida School Boards Association names Andrea Messina as executive director

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Florida school board members selected a new statewide leader. Last week, former Charlotte County School Board Member Andrea Messina was named new executive director of the Florida School Boards Association Board of Directors. She will be replacing the retiring Dr. Wayne Blanton, who held the position since 1985. Prior to her promotion to executive director, Messina served as FSBA’s director of professional development. “We were fortunate to consider several excellent candidates for this position,” said FSBA President Caroline Zucker, who sits…

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Video from House committee’s discussion of SB 6

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Video from Palm Beach Post, story from Sunshine News: Hundreds of teachers turned out Monday afternoon to testify against Senate Bill 6. Among the throng was Florida Association of School Boards director Wayne Blanton. Before the doors opened to Webster Hall in the Capitol’s Knott building, amid a crush of prospective protesters, Blanton was getting warmed up. “I’m not sure you can implement (the bill). You can’t even fix it, it’s so bad,” he told Sunshine State News. SB6, sponsored…

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Video from House committee’s discussion of SB 6

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Video from Palm Beach Post, story from Sunshine News: Hundreds of teachers turned out Monday afternoon to testify against Senate Bill 6. Among the throng was Florida Association of School Boards director Wayne Blanton. Before the doors opened to Webster Hall in the Capitol’s Knott building, amid a crush of prospective protesters, Blanton was getting warmed up. “I’m not sure you can implement (the bill). You can’t even fix it, it’s so bad,” he told Sunshine State News. SB6, sponsored…

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