In July 2004 the first WEDDAC group met with a goal of providing a method of mutual communication and compromise between Florida Department of Education Staff and District Workforce Education Data Staff and Reports Coordinators. Initial by-laws to govern the WEDDAC group were set forth and adopted. Over the past 17 years, the WEDDAC group has largely achieved its goal and allowed for collaboration between the respective Florida Workforce Education Data Stakeholder groups. As the landscape of education and data reporting in Florida has changed and evolved, so too must the guiding principles of the WEDDAC group. To that end, we set forth these updated and revised by-laws to be adopted on April 2022.


The mission of the WEDDAC shall be: 

1.   To advise the DOE on school district data issues, 

2.   To provide a forum to discuss data issues affecting the school districts and provide a means to reach a consensus on all issues, 

3.   To facilitate the smooth transition and implementation of data reporting changes brought about by changes in legislation,

4.   To ensure that only useful information is collected, 

5.   To ensure that the reporting burden on the school districts is reduced to the extent possible, 

6.   To ensure that consistency and accuracy of data reporting is achieved, 

7.   To ensure that unnecessary duplication and redundancy is avoided, 

8.   To ensure that all data elements reflected in the data collection instruments are clearly defined.


WEDDAC hereafter referred to as “the council” shall be composed of a voting representative from each school district in the state of Florida reporting Career and Workforce Education programs.  The Representative shall be appointed by the district.  It is recommended that the representative be knowledgeable of Career and Workforce adult and technical data collection, reporting, and program requirements.  Each school district will notify Workforce Education Data Systems (WEDS) of a change to the appointed WEDDAC Representative. WEDS will then notify the WEDDAC Steering Committee of change. The notification must come from the school district; an email is sufficient notification. The WEDS Educational Program Director shall be an ex officio member of the Steering Committee as well as any other DOE staff member he or she may designate. 

There are two types of members: 

The WEDDAC Representative or better known as the voting member. This member is placed by the Superintendent of the district or their designee. This member will be responsible for voting on behalf of their district. There can be only one vote per district when voting on WEDDAC business. The WEDDAC Representative can allow a WEDDAC member from their district to vote for them in proxy when they cannot be present. 

The WEDDAC Member is also known as an alternate member. There is no limit to the number of WEDDAC members.


WEDDAC voting is a means of effective communication to support the DOE with information on how state reporting data staff identify the amount of impact for their district and should only be used for information purposes. The WEDDAC Representative will cast a vote on behalf of the District from a State Reporting perspective.


The WEDDAC council shall elect by majority vote a Steering Committee to be composed of the Chair, Chair-elect and Recorder who will serve for two years, five voting at-large members and one non-voting at-large member who will serve for two years. The Chair-elect advances to the position of Chair at the end of their two-year term. The Chair-elect and Recorder elections will take place on odd-numbered years and the at-large member elections will take place on even-numbered years. There shall be only one vote per WEDDAC Representative attending on issues and elections brought to a vote before the council. The Recorder shall record and post the minutes of all meetings and votes. Candidates for the various position vacancies in WEDDAC shall be nominated by WEDDAC membership and voted into office at the last meeting of the calendar year. The new officers and Steering Committee members shall take office at the first meeting of the next calendar year.

Resigned Steering Committee Members

Steering Committee Members at large if resigned: The Alt member at large will take the seat for the remaining term. If the Steering Committee Chair resigns the Chair-elect will take the seat for the remaining term of the Chair and then retain the seat for next term in which they were originally intended to serve. If the Steering Committee Chair-elect resigns or fills the seat of a resigning Chair then a new Chair-elect will be voted in by the WEDDAC membership.


The council shall convene a minimum of two scheduled meetings per year. The Chair shall seek input from the various districts and DOE staff on agenda items to be discussed before each meeting. The council recognizes that there are many people in the various districts with an interest in data and program issues. All attendees at the regular meetings are encouraged to participate and provide input to the discussions.


WEDS shall maintain e-mail lists (Steering Committee, Standing Committees, Ad-hoc Committees, District Superintendents, District Reports Coordinators, DOE staff, and other persons or groups as needed) through the Reports Coordinator entries in the CCTC Directory so that all persons active in the affairs of the council in addition to the district Representative can receive notices of meetings, agendas, issues, and requests in a timely manner. DOE staff will maintain the DOE website to publish the meeting announcements, minutes, data element dictionaries, and other related material as needed or required by statute.