At the end of last week, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, named state Rep. Chris Latvala, R-Clearwater, to the Education Commission of the States.
“Representative Latvala is a champion for education in Florida, and he has a deep understanding of its importance — from early childhood literacy to workforce training and development. I am proud to announce his appointment to the Education Commission of the States,” said Sprowls on Friday.
“Representative Latvala will bring the same passion for effective education policy to the Commission that he brings to the Florida House every day,” Sprowls added.
The Education Commission of the States gathers and analyzes data concerning education needs and resources as well as encourages research in all aspects of education. The commission was established more than 50 years ago as an interstate compact on education policy.
Earlier this year, Latvala was appointed by Sprowls as chairman of the Florida House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Employment. Latvala led the House’s Pre-K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee during the previous two legislative sessions. From 2016-2018, he served as the chairman of the House’s PreK-12 Innovation Committee.