The roots of school social work in Florida can be found in a first organizational meeting that took place in Tampa, Florida on April 10, 1942 during the annual state conference of the Florida Education Association.
A small group comprised of home visitors and truant officers, mostly from Central Floridaschool districts, petitioned the FEA Board to create a special section that would recognize their special role within public education. We were officially known at that time as the Attendance Assistants Section of the Florida Education Association (F.E.A.) from 1942 through 1950. Our first known leader was Fannie Tulloss (school district not named).