The FPSA is a high school based club for students who are involved in the studies of Criminal Justice, Teacher Assisting, Firefighter Assisting, and/or Government and Public Administration Courses. The Organization was founded in 1990 to assist teachers and students studying in these career fields to expand the knowledge of their chosen fields by competing against others from around the state.
The organizational goals include education, citizenship, leadership, ethics, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. At the local level, this is a student run organization with teacher/advisors to assist them in their operation. At the state level, we further facilitate this at our annual conference and board meeting by having the student elect their leaders for the year and having them run their meeting under advisors' guidance. It is expected that all of our students will be involved in their communities providing opportunities for them to work on local projects in their school and communities. Once at the conference, they are to uphold the rules of their school and the organization.
The competitions are designed by teachers based on the State of Florida Department of Education curriculum guidelines for each of these career fields. The D.O.E. also works as an oversight and provides direct contact to our organization as well as keeping us informed of, or asking for our input on, upcoming curriculum changes in the fields.
All of our current board members are either active or retired teachers from the various curriculums as well as many being from the technical career fields of Law Enforcement and Firefighting. Our current funding is from Perkins Grants and annual per-capita paid by the local organizations.
Our annual conferences are held at various locations throughout the state usually in April of each school year. They are held over four days and keep our students quite busy competing and holding business meetings.
Students: Educated, Stimulated, and Motivated through FPSA
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