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  Friday, February 20, 2009
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FLORIDA CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF STATEWIDE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM
Conference logoA seventies theme, Stayin' Alive 35, will enhance the annual FAPE conference as Floridians gather for a statewide celebration of Florida's 35 years of facilitating student achievement through organized community involvement programs. The conference provides training for educators, school volunteer program coordinators, dropout prevention leaders, service learning professionals, after school program directors, juvenile justice professionals, volunteers (to include business partners, parents, senior citizens, school advisory council members) and any number of other folks who support student success in Florida schools.

2009 FAPE CONFERENCE AGENDA AND SPECIAL EVENTS
The FAPE conference agenda is highlighted by a world class faculty and keynote speakers Coach Carter (Send Me in, Coach) and Debbie Silvers (No Parent Left Behind). National, state and local trainers will focus workshops on improving student achievement, advocacy for students, opportunities for funding, building community enthusiasm for schools and other initiatives to assure student success and safety.

  • FAPE 2009 Program (click link to view program)

  • Special Events (click link to view events)
  • FAPE ENCOURAGES DISTRICTS TO CELEBRATE VOLUNTEER HISTORY
    Florida's school districts and schools have a long history of successful school community involvement programs. As districts plan end of the year recognition events, 2009 is an excellent opportunity for a birthday celebration to include not only the cake but political leaders, educators and volunteers who pioneered the local program.
    FLORIDA SCHOOL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HISTORY REMEMBERED
    Florida's statewide community involvement program has a rich history of supportive governors, legislators, education commissioners, local districts and schools. The 35 year history reflects major dedication on the part of state leaders, corporations, and, most important, grass roots volunteers, businesses, parents and school volunteer coordinators who had the vision, tenacity and heart.
    TIMELINE OF FLORIDA COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM REFLECTS MILESTONES IN LONG HISTORY
    The historical timeline of Florida's development of its nationally recognized school volunteer program reflects a step by step evolution of an organized effort that resulted in today's more than a half million documented volunteers contributing more than 24 million hours to Florida's students, with an inkind dollar value of $48,462,330.
    FAPE TO HOST ANNUAL GIVE AND TAKE AT CONFERENCE
    Conferees will bring 200 copies of a best practice to share with the other conferees and receive 200 ideas in exchange. Give and Take provides a venue for everybody to be a contributor to the vast array of training, materials, resources, and solutions that are the treasure of the conference.
    FAPE BOARD PROPOSES BY-LAW CHANGES
    The FAPE board is proposing by-law changes. Members will vote electronically on March 27.
    FAPE TO ELECT NEW OFFICERS
    FAPE members will elect two new officers this year: president and president elect. The FAPE board consists of a president, president elect, vice president of business partnerships,
    secretary, treasurer, immediate past president and DOE representative.

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROFESSIONALS AND VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATE FLORIDA NATIONAL REPORT CARD
    Florida teachers, volunteers and students are celebrating the recent academic progress report issued by Education Week Magazine. Florida is ranked 10th nationwide in this grading process.
    DROPOUT PREVENTION INSTITUTE DRAWS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PARTICIPANTS
    Florida Department of Education brought together governmental leaders, business leaders, child advocates, school administrators, community and faith-based organizations, students and parents to develop workable solutions and action plans for improving Florida graduation rate.


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