Step increases and longevity pay needs to be automatic each year.
The Florida Class Size Amendment does not apply to elective courses. As a result, many elective courses are overcrowded thus reducing the learning potential of the students.
Career Academies need to receive 100% of the additional funding that they generate. The supplies and equipment needed should not be expected to come from CAPE funds.
A rigorous attendance policy needs to be established by the School Board. Students who are chronically absent are not adequately prepared for the workforce or college enrollment.
David Byrd has 35 years of experience inside of the education system in Polk County. He understands this system on each level, from being in the classroom to working in the county office. This experience and background will serve him well as he uses this expertise to advocate for students and teachers alike inside of the Polk County School Board.