The 2021 Florida Legislative Session is slated to start on March 2nd, and this year is unlike any other. With a nearly empty Capitol building, elected officials and their staff are working diligently through the pandemic to pass legislation crucial to Florida’s needs.
Ensuring education and training is aligned to Florida’s workforce demands in the economic recovery and beyond has proven to be a priority for leadership in the House and the Senate. For example, in the House, Speaker Chris Sprowls (R – Clearwater) unveiled a new committee structure that combines workforce and education emphasizing career readiness and lifelong learning. Of the approximately 2,560 bills proposed to date, which are best poised to impact postsecondary access and attainment for Florida students?
FCAN’s 2021 Florida Legislative Session Preview includes some of the top budget priorities and proposals to watch this session. This preview is the first in a series of FCAN releases during session to track policy updates related to college and career readiness, access, and success.
2020 Florida Legislative Session Recap: Postsecondary Finance, Student Financial Aid, and Dual Enrollment Bonus Funding
2020 Florida Legislative Session Update: Workforce Education and Career Readiness