Universal School Choice: Bane or Benefit

Thursday, Oct. 05 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Michael’s on East
1212 S. East Avenue
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Join us on October 5 for a lively and vigorous discussion on the potential impact of Universal School Choice. HB1, enacted on July 1, is the largest expansion to date of school choice, a movement that began under Governor Jeb Bush and has remained a top priority of Governor DeSantis. How are students and families benefiting? Is anyone being left behind? What implications does this have for public schools? Will this be a bane or benefit for students of today? What is next?

Join moderator, Morgan Bentley, as he stimulates insightful discussion among the esteemed panel that includes:

  • Tiffany Barfield, yes.every.kid. Government Affairs Director
  • Holly Bullard, Florida Policy Institute Chief Strategy and Development Officer
  • Brian Moore, Florida Association of District School Superintendents General Counsel
  • Doug Tuthill, Step Up For Students President


  • Morgan Bentley, Bentley Law
  • SRQ Tiger Bay Board Member
  • and Program Committee Co-Chair

COST: Members $34 / Non-members $39

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PAY by CHECK/CASH: You may bring a check/cash to the luncheon.

RESERVE by PHONE: Call Kim Noyes at 941-228-9144

If you are making a payment after Tuesday before the Thursday luncheon, please email or call Kim at sarasotatigerbayclub@gmail.com or at 941-228-9144 to ensure openings.


  • Our monthly luncheon meetings are held at Michael’s On East, where you’ll enjoy great food and awesome wait staff.
  • Check-in begins at 11:30, and our program begins at noon and ends at just about 1:15. Reservations are required and “no-shows” will be billed. Members: $30 /Non-Members: $35
  • If one of our members brings a guest to the meeting and that guest joins, the next lunch for that member is on us. Guests of members staying for lunch are permitted to attend two luncheons each year.
  • If you know a student that would like to attend, please invite them. Contact Kim Noyes, Tiger Bay President, for special pricing information.
  • The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club encourages our young people to get involved and raise their voices!