Legislative Committees

Higher Education

Florida Senate Committee

412 Knott Building

at call of Chair

Phone: 850-487-5213

Web Address:


1. Early learning (i.e., School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten).
2. K-12 schools (e.g., elementary, middle, high): school boards and school districts; students and parents; academic standards, statewide assessments, and school grading and accountability; required instruction, student progression, high school graduation, and class size; magnet and career-themed instruction (e.g., career and professional instruction, industry certifications), acceleration options (e.g., dual enrollment, Advanced Placement), and alternative education; school choice options (e.g., public school controlled-open enrollment, charter schools, virtual education, scholarship programs); home education and private schools; instructional materials; school district funding (i.e., FEFP); personnel certification, employment, performance valuations, and compensation.
3. Higher/Postsecondary education: college student readiness, access, articulation, graduation, and employment; postsecondary programs and credentials (e.g., adult general education, college remediation, workforce education, postsecondary certificates and degrees);
school district adult education and technical centers (i.e., workforce education); Florida College System (FCS); State University System (SUS); independent postsecondary education; online/virtual postsecondary education; student financial assistance (e.g., Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Florida Prepaid Tuition Program, need-based financial aid); funding, tuition, and fees.
4. Blind services
5. Vocational rehabilitation services

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