COMING EVENTS   
Nov. 20  School Board Organizational                    Meeting                 8:00  am      
 Nov. 27   c4qpe General Members Meeting 5:00                   Jewish Federation                      Dec. 12 School 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, lichteke@collierschools.com, donale@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


Pictures from the Candidates' Forum held on October 3.  Thank you to the candidates for their participation;  thank you to the Unitarian Congregation for use of their lovely facility; thank you to the Collier County Sheriff's department for their support and interest; and thank you for the interest of the audience that listened carefully and submitted countless questions.  Video Links are available on the October 3 Forum Page

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.


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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