David Summers

Staff Director
Education

Phone: 850/717-0555
E-mail: summers.david@oppaga.fl.gov

MBA, University of South Florida
BS, Chemistry, University of South Florida
Legislative Staff Management Institute, University of Minnesota


David Summers serves as staff director for the Education policy area. Since 1989, he has conducted and led program evaluations and policy analyses of state government programs. He served as a chief legislative analyst for 11 years in the policy area dealing with Florida's K-20 education system. In this capacity, he was involved in the review of many different programs including early education and child care, K-12 education reform, charter schools, school district management and accountability, lottery, college remediation, and juvenile justice education. Mr. Summers has served as the staff chair of the NCSL Education committee and the co-chair of the Legislative Education Staff Network. In 2005, Mr. Summers received the Legislative Education Staff Network's Legislative Staff Achievement Award.

This policy area evaluates state programs, consults with the Legislature, and maintains Government Program Summaries on programs administered by the entities below.

The Education policy area conducts reviews involving the following entities.

  • Education
  • Florida College System
  • Lottery
  • Non-Public Institutions
  • School Districts
  • State Board of Education
  • State University System
  • Statewide Board of Governors