FEA Succession Plan

FEA has seen over a third of its work force turn over in the last five years, and is poised to turn over as much as half of its work force in the next five years. This exceeds even the high teacher turnover experienced by Florida’s school districts, although the reasons are very different. Florida’s teachers are abandoning the profession due to unhappiness with state mandates and deteriorating working conditions, while FEA’s high turnover is largely the simple result of employees reaching retirement age. But the challenges posed for FEA are no less urgent. FSO and FEA must work together to ensure a smooth transition to the next generation of staff and leadership.