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Florida Catholic Conference and
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

Our offices are in downtown Tallahassee, just two blocks from the Capitol complex.

201 West Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301-7715
phone: (850) 205-6820
fax: (850) 205-6849
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  • The Conference supports the rights of parents to select the schools they deem best suited for their children and advocates policies for all children, especially the poor and disabled, to receive federal and state services necessary to achieve academically and assimilate socially.
  • 2014 Priority areas:
  • Expanding the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program for low-income families by removing the prior public school attendance requirement
  • Bolstering Base Student Allocations for the state-supported Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Education Program
  • Increasing availability of McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
  • Empowering parents to qualify for at least part of the per-pupil funding generated by their children to attend the school of their choice (whether public or nonpublic)
  • Protecting the rights of parents to select schools best suited for their children
  • Upholding reasonable accountability by recognition of established state, regional and national accrediting agencies
  • Vision for Catholic Schools
    November 27, 2013

  • Catholic schools have been rooted in the Catholic faith since their inception. The immigrant parents looked to the Church not only to reinforce the Catholic values taught at home, but also to provide a secular education that would help their children succeed in a country that they did not fully understand. Catholic schools have continued that tradition by raising standards and preparing our students for college and for their future professions while imparting our religious and moral values.
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