The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) operates under the leadership and direction of its Board of Trustees, pursuant to Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes. The Board consists of seven members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. One of its members is required to be a blind person, and one is required to be a deaf person. Each member is required to have been a Florida resident for at least ten years and the term of office for each member is four years. The Board is invested with full power and authority to appoint the President of the School.
The President is the Chief Executive Officer serving as secretary to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for the organization, operation and management of FSDB and its programs. The President also serves as the educational leader of the school, under the direction of the Board.
View Section 1002.36 of the Florida Statutes pertaining to FSDB.
View the bylaws and related state rules (Chapter 6D) by which the FSDB Board of Trustees manages the school. This website is maintained by the Florida Department of State’s Florida Administrative Register/Florida Administrative Code.
Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine-Law was enacted in 1967. Today, the Sunshine Law regarding open government can be found in Chapter 286 of the Florida Statutes. These statutes establish a basic right of access to most meetings of boards, commissions, and other governing bodies of state and local governmental agencies or authorities – this includes meetings of the FSDB Board of Trustees.
For more information about the FSDB Board of Trustees, contact:
Executive Assistant to the President
For more information about FSDB Board Rules, contact:
Executive Director, Parent Services