COMING EVENTS         

December  12  Board     MLK Building  4:30       January 8         Board      MLK Building 4:30                January 15    Workshop - Goverance    5:00                February 5      Board      MLK Building 4:30                February 12  Workshop-Policies           5:00                March 5            Board      MLK Building  4:30              April 2              Board      Everglades City   4:30            April 9       Workshop - Strategic Plan     5:00            May 7                 Board      MLK Building  4:30


LINKS 

E-MAIL ADDRESSES FOR THE  SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND THE SUPERINTENDENT

  • Please take the time to email the school board members, Mr. Fishbane and Dr. Patton.
  • patton@collierschools.com, WestbeJo@collierschools.com, mitchj3@collierschools.com, terryro@collierschools.com, lucars@collierschools.com, cartee1@collierschools.com,
  • fishbj@collierschools.com

EVERY VOTE COUNTS

Make sure that your registration in Collier County is correct.  If you want a Vote-by-Mail (absentee) Ballot sent to your home, contact:

Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office 3750 Enterprise Ave., Naples, FL 34104             239-252-8683 or www.colliervotes.com

THE COALITION FOR

QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION

C4QPE


The Coalition is a diverse and growing group of residents committed to protecting and supporting quality public education in Collier County.

What are our concerns?   We believe that the functioning of the School Board, staff and administration is being impeded by politically and ideologically motivated groups pursuing political agendas detrimental to our public schools.  This adversely impacts our District's ability to follow state mandates, educational standards, accountability and teacher autonomy in the classroom.

We strongly oppose efforts to:  censor educational materials and content, divert funds to sectarian schools, advocate any religious belief and shift funding away from public schools under the pretense of "school choice".

What we believe:     Public education in America is a national treasure that MUST be strengthened; NOT weakened or destroyed!

Our tasks are:  to increase public awareness of the important programs and achievements in our Collier County Public Schools (CCPS); to engage others to constructively support our schools;  to assure that our schools remain accredited for the economic growth and success of our community.

 The Coalition for Quality PublicEducation (C4QPE) is a 501(c)(3) corporation.  Contributions are tax deductible.


What will our children be taught?
Posted on December 10, 2018 by Sue Legg
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2018/12/under_flas_new_governor_science_curriculum_challenges.html
Education Week posted an article describing the implications for changes in the Florida science curriculum based on at least two of the education taskforce members views…Keith Flaugh and Erika Donalds from Collier County, Florida. Jeff Sawchuk, he author of the article: Coming Soon to Florida: More Challenges to District’s Science Curricula bases his concern on a law based in 2017 to allow independent challenges to district text book selection by not only parents but any citizen.

As a member of Citizens Alliance, Flaugh submitted dozens of challenges to text books last year. He was quoted as saying ‘”Books that treat evolution as a proven science are discriminating and bully children and their families against their religious beliefs”.

Citizens Alliance trains local protestors to challenge textbooks. Last year challenges were submitted in Collier, Martin and Nassau counties. The local school boards voted 3/2 to retain the books. (This split vote is one example why these Christian advocacy groups are targeting school board elections.) Moreover, Governor DeSantis has already announced that the task force will conduct a curriculum review of the Florida State Curriculum Standards.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROY TERRY (re-elected district 5),
JEN MITCHELL (district 3) and
JORY WESTBERRY (district 1)
ON THEIR ELECTION TO THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD.

 

STATE LEGISLATURE REQUIRES

"IN GOD WE TRUST"

DISPLAYED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, INCREASES VOUCHER SCHEMES TO $1 BILLION, ADDS HOPE (BULLYING) SCHEME.

SEE BILL 7055

Court Eliminates Amendment 8

WHY WE OPPOSE

THE  AMENDMENT 8

THE PROPOSAL COMBINES THREE SEPARATE PROPOSALS INTO ONE. IT USES CIVICS EDUCATION AND TERM LIMITS FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS TO HIDE THE CHANGE IN THE RELATIONSHIP OF ELECTED SCHOOL BOARDS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THEIR DISTRICTS.  THIS IS CALLED "LOGROLLING" 
The Constitution Revision Commission
P 6003: School Board Term Limits and Duties; Public Schools
School Board Term Limits and Duties; Public Schools; A proposal to amend Section 4 of Article IX and create a new section in Article XII of the State Constitution to establish a limitation on the period for which a person may be elected as a member of a district school board; to specify which schools are operated, controlled, and supervised by a school board; and to create a new section in Article IX of the State Constitution to require the Legislature to provide for the promotion of civic literacy in public education.
The C4QPE Board Unanimously voted to support the Resource Officers Program in our Collier Schools and rejected the arming of teachers.
Victory For Florida’s Church-State Separation Advocates: State Constitution’s Religious Freedom Provision Remains Intact

 

Dr. Leslie Ricciardelli  speaks about College and Career Readiness.

Ms. Yoland Flores talks about Career Readiness from a Technical School paradigm.

Sandy Parker speaks about CCPS

Kathy Curatolo and Stephanie Lucarelli describe their life on the school board.

Our panel from the January 23 program

Barbara Melvin, Vice President, Collier County NAACP

Kevin Saba, Administrative Director of School Operations, CCPS

Patrick Woods, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, CCPS

 

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