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THIS ISSUE OF FLORIDA SCHOOL BUSINESS IS DEDICATED TO RITA ZAZZARO
This past May, Rita was diagnosed with cancer. She was positive
and optimistic that she would be able to battle the illness, but
on June 27, 2017, Rita lost that battle and passed away.
Rita was the 2010-11 FASBO President and served on the
Board of Directors for Human Resources Management. She
was instrumental in implementing the FASBO and payroll certification programs. She was truly an asset to the
FASBO organization.
In addition, Rita was the FASBO Representative for the
Southern Association of School Business Officials (SASBO).
She served on their Board and was the organization's
President Elect.

Her professional career included Payroll Manager in Manatee
County Schools and she was Payroll Director at the Lee County
School District at the time of her death. Rita was an involved
community volunteer, having served as a leader in the Boys and
Girls Scouts, an active Kiwanian, and was Volunteer of the Year
at Seminole Elementary School. Her talents included singing in
her church family choir for 10 years.
Rita Zazzaro is survived by her husband of 34 years, Steve,
and their four children Michael, Steven, Angela, and Brian.
Additional survivors include four brothers, five sisters, including
an identical twin, and four grandchildren, Lily, Makayla, Isabel,
and Zain.
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voters-a high threshold-will be helpful to combat unfriendly proposals. The CRC will be meeting throughout the next few months
to vet proposals on everything from the environment to education.
The CRC is currently in its committee process. Actual amendments to Florida's Constitution have yet to be voted on by the full
CRC to be placed on the ballot for public consideration. However,
a number of education proposals have already been submitted by
the public and commissioners. A possible amendment that would
make the litigation on HB 7069 unnecessary has made headlines,
though exactly what that amendment would consist of remains
speculation. One theory is that an amendment creating a charter
school authorizing authority outside of the local school districts
will be forwarded by the Commission. If passed, this could set up
two very distinct public school authorities in Florida and conceivably redirect large pools of money from public school districts to
this new authorizer.
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FASBO FALL/WINTER 2017

Additional suggestions that have been submitted include proposals which if approved by voters would create shocks to district
business systems. Such proposals include changes to the class
size amendment by increasing student numbers in classrooms
or eliminating the requirements beyond grade three, providing
transportation to students who participate in choice programs or
open enrollment, moving from county school boards to regional
school boards, and the creation of a State Board of Special Education
(magnet, charter, and private schools), among others.
Limited state revenues, a focus on hurricane recovery and preparation, a no-new-taxes interpretation of RLE increases, election
year politics, impacts and pending litigation on HB 7069, and a
once-every-20-years focus on amendments to Florida's Constitution
will all help to shape the discussion of Florida's education issues in
2018. The cumulative effect of these things will make 2018 quite a
provocative year.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017

President’s Message
All Hands on Deck for Purchasing Card Fraud Prevention
Legislative Report
2017 Annual Conference Recap
In Memoriam: Rita Zazzaro
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - Intro
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - bellyband1
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - bellyband2
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover1
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover2
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 3
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 4
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 6
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - All Hands on Deck for Purchasing Card Fraud Prevention
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 9
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 10
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 11
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - Legislative Report
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 13
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 2017 Annual Conference Recap
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 15
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - In Memoriam: Rita Zazzaro
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - 17
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover3
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover4
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert1
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert2
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert3
Florida School Business - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert4
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