School chaplains proposal continues push through Legislature

There are minor differences between Senate, House bills, but both are making progress.

The three Rs (readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmetic) are slated to have a new addition soon in public schools: religion.

That’s the case if a proposal to allow volunteer chaplains in schools continues to advance, and it seems to have momentum both in the Senate and House.

The Senate legislation (SB 1044) is slated to be heard in Tuesday morning’s Appropriations Committee on Education.

That bill, sponsored by Sen. Erin Grall, would “authorize volunteer school chaplains to provide supports, services, and programs to students as assigned by the district school board or charter school governing board.”

Boards would have to determine to which programs and services chaplains would be assigned, would have to inform parents that chaplains be informed, and would have to get parental consent before chaplains interacted with students.

“Parents must be permitted to select a volunteer school chaplain from the list provided by the school district, which must include the chaplain’s religious affiliation, if any,” the bill reads, noting that the list must be published on the district website.

Meanwhile, as the Senate version moves through committees, a similar House bill is headed for Wednesday’s Special Order calendar. That bill includes a requirement for school boards to set up their volunteer chaplain program by the end of 2024, but otherwise is the same as the Senate bill.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Biscuit

    February 17, 2024 at 6:09 pm

    Breaking Nooze out of Tallahassee: After screaming “No indoctrination in the schools!” for the last six years or so, Republicans have now decided to put “chaplains” in the schools.
    Nothing to see here.

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      February 18, 2024 at 3:01 am

      Good Mornting Florida,
      This Sage Legislation is 1000% better than “DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME” and is intended to put a different and wholsome value system back in our schools.
      That being said its also a fun “IN YOUR FACE” piece of Sage Legislation cleaverly designed to make the Dook 4 Brains Leftist croud loose their minds and “GO WILD”.
      Thank you Sage Florida Legislators for looking out for ALL of Florida’s Precious Childern,
      Earl Pitts American

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          February 19, 2024 at 6:35 pm

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          Thanks again,
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        February 18, 2024 at 12:02 pm

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          • Dont Say FLA

            February 19, 2024 at 10:56 am

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      • rick whitaker

        February 18, 2024 at 5:52 pm


        • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

          February 19, 2024 at 6:45 pm

          Thank you Beautiful Son/Daughter,
          (Dont Say FLA), as usual you are correct and thanks for reeling your old Pops in from going back to that former Playboy Bunny.
          Love Ya, Pops

          • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

            February 19, 2024 at 6:47 pm

            Oh and Thanks Rick for your commentary!!!
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  • The Dunning-Krugers of Florida

    February 17, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    Kid-touching groomers have a home in florida

  • My Take

    February 17, 2024 at 8:42 pm

    They will all be Christian, with a seasoning of Jewish.

    • Tom

      February 18, 2024 at 7:55 am

      No Muslims or Atheists? Sounds like bias to me. Morgan & Morgan, get on it.

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        February 18, 2024 at 9:12 am

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  • MH/Duuuval

    February 17, 2024 at 8:55 pm

    Do they know first aid? Maybe the missionaries could pick up the slack for public school nurses.

    $t. John$ County is cutting back its school nurses to one per school, instead of two.

    • Defund Dangerous florida; no more Federal aid

      February 18, 2024 at 9:15 am

      Only bc the explosive growth in building schools in wealth af St Johns.

      They ration nurses into the new schools and private St Johns nurses make $70k so they won’t work schools.

      As a former St Augustinian, we watched/watching it now. PUDs upto 39 miles from town still being called St Augustine in address tho they are inches from 295…


      • MH/Duuuval

        February 19, 2024 at 11:04 am

        The old adage applies in St. Johns: Too much of a good thing leads to traffic and other gridlock.

        That said, there are many public schools in Florida who have not had school nurses ever — except for the occasional foray of volunteers screening for vision.

  • Michael K

    February 17, 2024 at 10:13 pm

    Another solution in search of a problem.

    • My Take

      February 18, 2024 at 12:59 am

      It’s to show, *WE* are still in charge.

      • Defund Dangerous florida; no more Federal aid

        February 18, 2024 at 9:13 am

        Hey, we agree; florida is ALLLLL yours now.


        • My Take

          February 18, 2024 at 2:11 pm


  • Biscuit

    February 18, 2024 at 12:04 pm


  • My Take

    February 18, 2024 at 7:42 pm

    We don’t want the superstitions of anyone infecting America’s children.
    Though we recognize the parents’ right to do so.

  • Dont Say FLA

    February 19, 2024 at 10:55 am

    This is great news for the Association of Satanic Temple Chaplains, an association of which I am a member. Where do I sign up to volunteer?

  • Amen Armed Men

    February 19, 2024 at 10:59 am

    Will these chaplains provide their own body armor for going into schools or will that be on the tax payer? Will these chaplains have their own firearms or will that also be on the tax payer? Will these chaplains have a license to kill whenever they see a troubled kid with a weapon in their school? How are they at building walls? Why not just build a wall around every school?

  • My Take

    February 19, 2024 at 2:32 pm

    Pure and simple.
    OK. Impure.

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    February 19, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    Good evening Florida,
    Most of the postings above are from radical Dook 4 Brains Leftys and as such can scramble your brains.
    I encourage the study of my above postings of Sage Wisdom though to “Get Your Mind Right” and “So You Know Earl Cares”.
    Earl Pitts American

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