Proposed Solutions to Keep Our Students Safe.

Senior members of state leadership are putting significant policy changes on the table in the wake of last week’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. This includes the kinds of gun safety measures that have received little attention in the Republican-dominated Legislature in previous years. The proposals are in consideration for the busloads of students…

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Miami-Dade’s Public Schools Stand to Gain with Updated Study of Costs

State Representative Manny Diaz Jr. of Miami Lakes has proposed HB 495 requiring the state conduct a study of the District Cost Differential (DCD) every ten years.  Representative Diaz is the Chair of the House Education Appropriations Committee in the Florida House of Representatives.   In 2004, the School District Price Level Index funding formula within…

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Florida Lawmakers Ask Top State Officials to Take Displaced Puerto Rican Students

In preparation for communities to take in Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria, five Florida lawmakers are asking the state’s top education official to grant flexibility to public schools so they can accommodate additional students in the coming months. A letter sent to state Education Commissioner Pam Stewart on Monday by the lawmakers formally asked…

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Diaz Joins Scott for Signing of HB 7069

State Representative Manny Diaz joined Governor Rick Scott in Orlando as he signed House Bill 7069 into law.  “Today is a landmark day for education reform in Florida,” said Diaz. “I commend the Governor for continuing his steadfast support for educational choice and opportunities. Florida once again leads the nation in bold, innovative education policy. I…

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Diaz Wins Re-Election to House District 103

Tonight, Manny Diaz released the following statement on his re-election victory over Democratic challenger Ivette Petkovich in the race for House District 103: “I am deeply honored that the voters of District 103 have once again put their confidence in me to represent them in the Florida House of Representatives,” said Diaz.  “We are blessed…

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