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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.

2020 Legislative Priorities


The School Board of Seminole County recommends elimination of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) and the adoption of a nationally normed test for elementary, middle and high school students.

The School Board of Seminole County recommends using the PSAT 10 Math College Ready score as an option for students to earn high school accountability points if the student has already completed Algebra I and/or Geometry in middle school.

Budget Priority: Responding to Construction Workforce Demands

The School Board of Seminole County requests a legislative allocation of $1 million to support the expansion of our Career & Technical Education programs. SCPS proposes to strengthen the regional talent pipeline for the construction industry by offering additional programs in HVAC, Electrical, and Welding.

Seminole County Legislators

David Smith, Florida House District 28David Smith (Republican)

Florida House District 28

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

Legislative Assistant: Kathy Johnson
District Secretary: Joseph Darcy

Email: david.smith@myfloridahouse.gov

Committee Assignments: Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee, Business & Professions Subcommittee, PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee, Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee, Public Integrity & Ethics Committee.

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: Morgan Fess
District Secretary: Eddie Thompson

Email: scott.plakon@myfloridahouse.gov

Committee Assignments: Health & Human Services Committee, Health Quality Subcommittee, Appropriations Committee, State Affairs Committee – Vice Chair, Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee – Chair, Justice Appropriations Subcommittee.

Joy Goff-Marcil, Florida House District 30Joy Goff-Marcil (Democrat)

Florida House District 30

District Address:
Suite 120
630 South Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751-5624
(407) 623-1010

Legislative Address:
1301 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: 850.717.50230

Legislative Assistant: Joseph Goldberg
District Secretary: Hailey Ahearn

Email: joy.goff-marcil@myfloridahouse.gov

Committee Assignments: PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee, Higher Education & Career Readiness Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee, Public Integrity & Ethics Committee.


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: Judiciary – Chair, Education, Community Affairs, Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Rules, Appropriations


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