More career and technical education (CTE) expansion, computer science education, financial aid, and additional legislation impacting Florida’s students
Florida’s 2024 Legislative Session is scheduled to start on Tuesday, January 9. After this session, current Senate and House leadership will step down from their roles but not before looking to accomplish a few more of their priorities. This includes Senate President Passidomo’s Live Healthy Act, discussed below, aimed at improving Florida’s health care programs and workforce.
With more than 1,200 bills filed between both chambers, there are several policy initiatives poised to impact postsecondary access, success and attainment for Florida students. The committee weeks leading up to this year’s legislative session highlighted both chambers’ interest in apprenticeships, adult education, CTE articulation pathways, CTE expansion, K-12 student truancy, and financial aid. Many of the proposals before the legislature over the scheduled 60-day session will impact the state’s path to achieving a Talent Strong Florida.
FCAN’s 2024 Florida Legislative Session Preview is the first in a series of releases during session to track policy updates related to college and career readiness, access, and success. This preview includes some of the top budget priorities from the Governor’s office and legislative proposals to watch this session.