Jacksonville school superintendent Steve Ptacek is crossing his fingers, hoping the state does not tie some types of state financial aid to what he believes are mandates.
This could include a sex education bill, and training to prevent racism and treat trauma.
Ptacek says tying the aid to regulations and awarding school districts for falling in step, in effect creates a mandate.
He says the thought that school districts would be awarded for following a designed social agenda definitely would make this a mandate
Ptacek is very leery of what some might see as a social agenda.
Ptacek says it’s important to get out in front of this direction, and caution local lawmakers about the impact it would have on local education.