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Good afternoon Mr. Klenk, ​ ​

Thank you for reaching out to the legislative office of State Senator Jeff Brandes. We appreciate your enthusiasm for policy. As you mentioned, a Religious Expression ​ in Public Schools law passed last year. You can find the Florida Statute for it here: ​ ​http://leg.state.fl.us/STATUTES/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=1000-1099/1002/Sections/1002.206.html. While this law was written by the state legislature, it is to be implemented by the Florida Department of Education and subsequently ​ school districts. It requires that the Department of Education create model policy, which will be followed by school districts for a limited public forum. The Department of Education has let me know that they have not yet completed this model policy, but they ​ are certainly happy to share it with you once it has been approved.  

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This law does not include “continuing education units.” If this is your personal suggestion on a specific measure to be included in this model policy, then the ​ Department of Education would most likely be your best resource before they have completed it. Here is a link to the Department of Education’s contact information: ​http://www.fldoe.org/contact-us. If “CEU’s” are an issue that you would like to address once our local school district has implemented limited public forums, then you are welcome to address the issue at that time.

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Again, thank you for reaching out.

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Kind regards,

Melissa Meshil ​
Legislative Assistant to State Senator Jeff Brandes
District: (727) 563 – 2100
​Capitol: (850) 487 – 5024
Jeff Brandes – District 24

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From: RE Klenk, Hisways USA, Inc. [mailto:staff@hisways.org] ​
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:38 AM
To: Brandes, Jeff (Web) <BRANDES.JEFF.WEB@flsenate.gov>
Subject: Re: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the 2017-74 Religious Expression
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Dear Honorable Jeff Brandes ​Brandes.Jeff.Web@flsenate.gov, ​
​I haven't received a reply nor a confirmation that you received the email below that was sent on January 4th.
​May I have a reply please?
​Is there any news on CEUs ?
​RE Klenk,
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On 1/4/2018 6:13 PM, RE Klenk, Hisways USA, Inc. wrote:
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HISways USA, Inc. ​

"Returning the Bible and Wisdom principles to our public school children under the 1st Amendment."

Blog: Florida's Religious Expression In Public Schools law.
​An email of questions and comments to FL Senator Jeff Brandies regarding ...

January 4, 2018

The Honorable Jeff Brandes
​State Senator, District # 22
​9800 4th Street North Suite 200
​St. Petersburg, FL 33702
​(727) 563-2100

​RE: Comprehensive Religion Policy needs Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the ​2017-74 Religious Expression in Public Schools Law.

Dear Honorable Jeff Brandes:

​Just a quick note requesting the latest information concerning potential for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the ​2017-74 Religious Expression in Public Schools Law for teachers, administrators and perhaps school board members.

​Sincerely yours,

​Richard Klenk,
​152 SW Monroe Circle N.
​St. Petersburg, FL 33703

​Chairman, Hisways USA, Inc. <staff(a)Hisways.org>
​727-521-6012 or Preferred: 727-526-4790

​PS. Please have your aid acknowledge receipt of this letter by email because without a receipt I may resend it. Thanks.

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