Priorities

Prioritizing Student Success

  • Eliminate the digital divide
  • Reduce learning gaps by expanding access to quality preschool programs and identifying learning barriers and unique talents as early as possible
  • Incorporate life skills and in-the-field experiences into lesson plans
  • Promote career and technical education for all students
  • Look beyond Florida to pilot innovative learning models and practices with demonstrated effectiveness
  • Offer a rich and varied curriculum that builds strong character, enhances personal development, and prepares students to thrive in an ever-changing world

Implementing Common-sense School Safety Protocols

  • Ensure our schools are safe havens for children by providing a nurturing environment where all are respected
  • Establish equitable and effective school disciplinary measures that disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and take community input into account
  • Increase school counselor allocations to move toward nationally-recommended ratios
  • Reform the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act to better reflect the needs of each school
  • Forge strong partnerships between schools and community stakeholders to address issues of traffic safety and neighborhood violence
  • Monitor data-sharing practices

Safeguarding Community Health—COVID-19 and Beyond

  • Implement rigorous health-monitoring, contact tracing, and sanitation protocols in all school facilities
  • Provide students and employees with the mental health support they require
  • Support children’s nutritional and sleep needs
  • Align health education with CDC recommendations
  • Advocate for widespread coronavirus vaccine administration, once available, and promote equal accessibility for all

Creating Quality Neighborhood Schools

  • Encourage recruitment and retention of top-quality teachers and non-instructional personnel by paying them the salary they deserve
  • Intertwine the needs of the community into the educational goals of the school
  • Pursue joint use agreements that open school grounds for community enrichment and recreational purposes
  • Use technology to increase parental and community engagement in classroom activities and school and district policy discussions
  • Engage the community in highlighting the achievements and accomplishments of local students and neighborhood schools