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Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is committed to providing our students with the best education possible in an effort to fully prepare them for a future of success. We work hand-in-hand with our local legislative delegation here in Seminole County to ensure the needs of our students, families, and teachers are met and that their voices are heard and advocated for.

2017 Legislative Priorities

Simplifying Assessment: "The Sunshine Solution"

In support of Florida’s robust accountability system and in response to educators and parents searching for a proactive solution to excessive testing; SCPS advocates for the “Sunshine Solution.” This solution utilizes assessments that are time-efficient, cost-effective, have value in the postsecondary world, and are trusted by families. 

Educating Educators

Educators as leaders is the key to driving student success, SCPS supports a robust professional development system whereby teachers and other educators can take ownership and access high-quality training in new and creative ways such as micro-credentialing. 

Budget Priority: Responding to Aeronautic Workforce Demands

Workforce development needs are a reality of the local, state and national economy. SCPS supports preparing students for success in college and careers by meeting local workforce needs in the aviation and aeronautics industries. 

Seminole County Legislators

Jason T. Brodeur

Jason T. Brodeur (Republican)

Florida House District 28

District Address:
Suite 208
114 West First Street
Sanford, FL 32771-1273
Phone: 407.302.4800

Legislative Address:
214 House Office Building 402
South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: 850.717.5028

Legislative Assistant: Sydnie Tiseo
District Secretary: Morgan Fess

Email: jason.brodeur@myfloridahouse.gov

Committee Assignments: Health & Human Services Committee – Chair, Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access – Vice Chair, Energy & Utilities Subcommittee, Finance & Tax Committee, Healthcare Appropriations Subcommittee.

Scott Plakon

Scott Plakon (Republican)

Florida House District 29

District Address:
Suite 222
1855 West State Road 434
Longwood, FL 32750-5071
Phone: 407.262.7423

Legislative Address:
1101 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: 850.717.5029

Legislative Assistant: Eddie Thompson
District Secretary: Kathy Gilland

Email: scott.plakon@myfloridahouse.gov

Committee Assignments: Business & Professions Subcommittee, Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Health Innovation Subcommittee, Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining, Judiciary Committee, K-12 Subcommittee.

Robert Cortes

Robert “Bob” Cortes (Republican)

Florida House District 30

District Address:
696 North Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32771-1273
Phone: 407.659.4818

Legislative Address:
1301 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: 850.717.5030

Legislative Assistant: Murphy Kennedy
District Secretary: David Castorena

Email: bob.cortes@myfloridahouse.gov

Committee Assignments: Choice & Innovation Subcommittee, Finance & Tax Committee, Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee, Rulemaking Oversight & Repeal Subcommittee


David Simmons (Republican)

Florida Senate District 10

District Address:
220 Crown Oak Centre Drive
Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: 407.262.7578

Legislative Address:
400 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: 850.487.5009

Legislative Assistants: Valerie Clarke (Longwood), Carolyn Grzan (Tallahassee) and Diane Suddes (Longwood)

Email: simmons.david.web@flsenate.gov

Committee Assignments:Rules – Chair, Appropriations, Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Banking & Insurance, Environmental Preservation & Conservation, Higher Education, Judiciary, Reapportionment, Joint Legislative Budget Commission


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