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Education Action Group
TO HOLD FIRST MEETING
FL (July 7, 2003) – Mayor Buddy Dyer Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. in the 9th
Floor Harvard Conference Room of City Hall will kick off the first
meeting of the Mayor’s Education Action Group.
Mayor’s Education Action Group will examine the findings and
recommendations of the Mayor’s Educational Partnership Taskforce
II report, The Renaissance of Public Schools in the City of
Orlando, and will seek ways to implement new programs that
reinforce education excellence.
Mayor Dyer has appointed Bill Sublette to lead the group,
which is comprised of business leaders, educators and citizens.
Education Action Group has been divided into four subcommittees –
Readiness, Programs, Facilities and Public Partnerships.
The Readiness Committee will focus on establishing
pre-kindergarten programs in Orlando’s schools.
This committee will be chaired by Rich Morrison, regional
vice president of Florida Hospital and the chair of the Orange
County School Readiness Coalition.
Public Partnerships Committee will coordinate existing and develop
new partnerships to meet student and community needs.
Sydney Green, director of the Center For Sustainability at
the Healthy Community Initiative of Greater Orlando, will chair this
Pace, managing director of Baldwin Park and member of the Mayor’s
Education Partnership Task Force II, will chair the Facilities
This committee will focus on both developing a program that
will enhance the quality of Orlando’s existing schools and
stimulating an environment that places schools at the civic center
of new neighborhoods.
Programs Committee will be chaired by Brock McClane, managing
shareholder for McClane Tessitore law firm and member of the
Mayor’s Education Partnership Task Force II.
This committee will focus on enhancing the learning
environment for students, teachers and administrators, leading to
improved performance and accountability.