2017 Florida Charter School Champions Awards Announced

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) Drives Statewide Awards Program to Honor Multiple Champions

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is accepting nominations for its statewide 2017 Florida Charter School Champions Awards.

For the fifth consecutive year, FCPCS is encouraging FCPCS member affiliates to nominate their favorite charter school teacher, principal, governing board member, state legislator, pioneer or preferred partner. This year’s honorees will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at an awards event held as part of the Florida Charter School Conference in Daytona Beach with a special concert by Grammy-winning music legend Dionne Warwick, whose career spans 50 years, with 60 charted hit songs and sales of more than 100 million records.

Nominations can be completed online at the following web page: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CharterChampions, which includes space for a brief description of why a potential Champion is being nominated. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

Specific categories for nominations are: State Legislator, Charter School Pioneer, Charter School Governing Board Member, Principal/School-Site Administrator, Teacher, and Preferred Partner from the Preferred Partner Directory.

Designated winners must be present on Nov. 2 at the Charter School Champion Awards event, scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach. The nominators of the winners will be notified in advance.

“The Florida Charter School Champion Awards recognize exceptional individuals and companies who represent the very best aspects of the charter school movement,” said FCPCS President Robert Haag. “The awards ceremony is a huge celebration of their achievements and success.”

About the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is the leading charter school membership association in the state, with a membership of nearly 75 percent of all operating charter schools. Since its inception in 1999, FCPCS has been dedicated to creating a national model of high quality, accredited public charter schools that are student-centered and performance-driven. FCPCS provides a wide array of technical support, mentoring, training, networking, and purchasing services to its membership, as well as serving as an advocate for all Florida public charter schools.