Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Names Corcoran & Johnston to Handle Governmental Relations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Corcoran & Johnston, with offices in Tampa and Tallahassee, has been named to handle governmental relations for the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS), a non-profit membership association of Florida public charter schools and the state’s leading charter school support and advocacy organization.

A team of representatives from Corcoran & Johnston will advocate on behalf of FCPCS and its member schools at the state and local levels. Michael Corcoran and his team will work with FCPCS President Robert Haag and the FCPCS coalition members to ensure their voice will be heard.

FCPCS has identified two priorities for its recommended platform during the upcoming 2016 regular session of the Florida Legislature. It recommends establishing Facility Capital Outlay for public charter schools as a specific category annually funded through general appropriations at or above 2001 per student levels. It also seeks a proportionate share of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding for charter schools in Florida.

“Committees of the Florida Senate and House are already considering legislation that could impact Florida’s Charter Schools,” said Haag. “Our team is navigating through the processes and politics of government in order to generate positive results for our member charter schools.

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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Bitner, media@floridacharterschools.org