The Florida Senate defeated the Parent Trigger bill for a second year in a row, 20-20! Thanks to all of you who contacted your state senator - your voice combined with thousands of others throughout Florida made the difference.
Here's the full vote count. We were very pleased to see Sen Charlie Dean stand with us and vote down the trigger. However, we were certainly disappointed with Sen. Alan Hays and Sen. Dorothy Hukill for ignoring the will of Marion County parents and citizens who did not want this irresponsible legislation.
The legislative session has not ended yet, and a lot is on the line. We continue to work for a budget that will fully restore art and music education to Marion County Public Schools. Let's keep up the pressure!