On June 26, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 807, which amended section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, to require the following:
“All instructional materials for the civics education course must be reviewed and approved by the Commissioner of Education, in consultation with organizations that may include, but are not limited to, the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship, the Bill of Rights Institute, Hillsdale College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, iCivics, and the Constitutional Sources Project, and with educators, school administrators, postsecondary education representatives, elected officials, business and industry leaders, parents, and the public. Any errors and inaccuracies the commissioner identifies in state-adopted materials must be corrected pursuant to s. 1006.35. After consulting with such entities and individuals, the commissioner shall review the current state-approved civics education course instructional materials and the test specifications for the statewide, standardized EOC assessment in civics education and shall make recommendations for improvements to the materials and test specifications by December 31, 2019.”
Accordingly, the department is seeking public input on the Civics instructional materials and Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications. Public input is encouraged through the online EdCredible® platform accessible at www.floridacivicsreview.org. EdCredible® provides all stakeholders with open access to participate in the review process. Stakeholders are required to open an account using their valid email address before providing input.
To access a webinar to learn more about the process, go to: http://www.fldoe.org/civicsreview.
Neither attending the live webinar nor viewing the recorded webinar are required in order for stakeholders to participate in the public review of the Civics instructional materials and EOC assessment test item specifications.
The review will close on October 15, 2019.
On Tuesday, September 21, 2019 the Monroe County School Board will hold a Workshop (4:00 pm), Regular Meeting (5:00 pm). The meeting will be held at Coral Shores High School, Media Center, Tavernier FL 33070. A Public Hearing on the adoption of policies and/or job descriptions may be held.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, with respect to any matter considered at a School Board meeting or hearing, that person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. If signing, special seating or other accommodations are required, please call 293-1400 ext. 53323 72 hours prior to the meeting.
The Monroe County School District and the United Teachers of Monroe convenes annually to bargain conditions pertinent to the UTM and SRP contract(s). Our next bargaining session has been scheduled for:
The meetings will be conducted virtually via "Skype for Business" and can also be accessed via the following teleconference hub:
MCSD Administrative Building, 241 Trumbo Road Key West - Inquire at front office - 305.293.1400
(Contact: Dr. Dawkins)
The public is welcomed.
It is important that anyone who wishes to participate via a "Skype for Business" reach out to Karen.Hladik@KeysSchools.com in advance. Depending on demand, locations may shift to better accommodate attendee convenience.
Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.
The MCSD/UTM Bargaining Team