Final public meeting & final draft of standards

The final draft of the proposed new state science standards have been publicly released. This is the version that will be presented to the state board of education for its approval. Also, one last public meeting will be held concerning these standards. Mark this day on your calendar!

February 11, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Orlando Hyatt in the Orlando International Airport.

Wow, that’s a long meeting. Think they’re expecting a good turnout?

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4 Responses to Final public meeting & final draft of standards

  1. S.Scott says:

    Did anyone else receive this e mail? …

    ” Good Afternoon –

    Thank you for your email relating to the science standards.

    Commissioner Smith would like to invite you to the final public hearing on the proposed science standards to be held on February 11, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Hyatt in the Orlando International Airport. The meeting will be web cast live on the Department’s website for the convenience of those unable to attend. Commissioner Smith welcomes your input and encourages your comments relating to the specific science standards now available.

    The completed Science Standards may be downloaded from the Department’s website at:

    You may reach me by replying to this email or by calling 850-245-9661.

    Lynn Abbott

    Office of the Commissioner/State Board of Education

    Please take a few minutes to provide feedback on the quality of service you received from our staff. The Department of Education values your feedback as a customer. Commissioner of Education Dr. Eric J. Smith is committed to continuously assessing and improving the level and quality of services provided to you. Simply click on the link to the “DOE Customer Survey.” Thank you in advance for completing the survey.

    DOE Customer Survey “

  2. Gavin Baker says:

    Anybody know anything about attending & commenting at the meeting? Will there be a sign-up list to comment in advance, or a sign-in at the meeting? If there’s a list at the meeting, how early will people need to get in line? How long will each person have to speak? Are there any specific rules for commenting?

  3. Pete Dunkelberg says:

    Very likely that we sign up at the meeting, first come first served.
    Speaking time: probably 3 minutes, but if there are too many people signed up they cut it to 2 minutes.

    I don’t know how this will work out on a week day, but if there is time, and they may allow the meeting to run over time or it may be necessary to vacate the room, you could sign up to speak even if you arrive after lunch. Details will be forthcoming later.

  4. S.Scott says:

    We each had 2&1/2 minutes at the JAX meeting. I think that it was originally going to be 3 minutes each – but a lot of people signed up to speak.

    THIS meeting looks like it will be much longer however.

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