Bills Pending Florida Senate Education Committee

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FLS1672IntroRevising the fiscal responsibility requirements for the charter school application and review process; requiring private property taken by eminent domain for a public school purpose or use to be used only for traditional public schools; authorizing, ...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1388IntroCreating the Earn and Learn Grant Program within the Department of Education; specifying the purpose of the program; providing requirements for preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs receiving grant funds; establishing the Task Force on Appren...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1662IntroRequiring the annual notice of student and parent rights regarding education records to include information on opting out of disclosing a student's directory information; requiring each district school board to adopt rules prohibiting the distributio...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1616IntroRequiring school districts to conduct a security risk assessment at each public school site within the district; requiring school districts to use a format prescribed by the Department of Education for such assessments and for self-assessments of cur...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1626IntroRevising the duties of the district school boards relating to student discipline and school safety; revising the qualifications of a school resource officer and a school safety officer; requiring each district school board to adopt a policy on referr...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1700IntroEncouraging district school boards to place a school resource officer at each public school; authorizing part-time law enforcement officers to serve as school resource officers or school safety officers; providing requirements for the funding of the ...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1642IntroRequiring the Department of Education to submit to the Governor and the Legislature a plan regarding recommendations by the Florida Construction Workforce Task Force by a specified date, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1660IntroDeleting provisions relating to the mandatory retention of students who receive specified scores on the grade 3 statewide, standardized English Language Arts assessment, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1712IntroAuthorizing state universities to use specified moneys to pay debt service on revenue bonds if required by a specified federal program, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1746IntroRepealing provisions relating to the Equity in School-Level Funding Act, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1528IntroCreating the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Matching Endowment Scholarship Trust Fund within the Department of Education; providing for the purpose of the trust fund and source of funds; providing for future review and termination or re...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1690IntroRequiring each charter school principal, chief financial officer, or their equivalent, to meet certain certification requirements, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1610IntroCiting this act as the "Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights Act"; requiring schools to provide certain information in specified formats relating to free and reduced-price meals; requiring schools to complete an application for free or reduced-price ...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1738IntroProhibiting a private prekindergarten provider from participating in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program for a specified period under certain circumstances; authorizing an early learning coalition to revoke the eligibility of a school rea...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1772IntroIncreasing the maximum number of years for which a specified millage may be levied; requiring the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, in conjunction with the Office of the Auditor General, to conduct certain studies and p...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1578IntroRequiring the Commissioner of Education to identify concordant and comparative scores on specified Spanish language college admission tests that satisfy certain graduation requirements, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1820IntroEstablishing reading scholarship accounts for specified purposes; providing that maximum funding shall be specified in the General Appropriations Act; specifying that no state liability arises from the award or use of such an account, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1556IntroRequiring that education facilities that have received public education capital outlay funding be made available to county and state emergency management offices during a state of emergency for specified purposes, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1684IntroRevising duties of the State Board of Education; requiring intervention and support strategies for certain traditional public schools to include extended learning hours; modifying the turnaround options available for certain schools within the school...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1644IntroRequiring district school board rules to include a longer public review period for student editions of recommended instructional materials; requiring public access to and an opportunity to comment on instructional materials recommended for adoption; ...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1822IntroRequiring the Office of Early Learning to adopt an observation-based child assessment system that contains specified elements, under certain circumstances; requiring each early learning coalition to implement a specified age-appropriate observation-b...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1804IntroProhibiting former appointed district school superintendents from conducting certain lobbying activities; requiring the governing body of a district school board to take specified actions under such circumstances; requiring the Office of Inspector Ge...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1546IntroRevising the prekindergarten program options available to certain parents to include a specified in-home, technology-based program; authorizing each early learning coalition to administer an in-home, technology-based academic prekindergarten program ...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1752IntroCiting this act as the "Restore Our Bright Futures Act"; revising the initial eligibility criteria relating to test scores and corresponding percentile ranks for certain Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards; specifying the amounts of the...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1670IntroDeleting a provision prohibiting certain state funds from being used for the education of state or federal inmates; deleting a provision prohibiting the instruction of state inmates from being included in specified enrollment for certain education fu...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1554IntroRequiring charter schools that receive capital outlay funding used for certain purposes to ensure that new facilities comply with the State Requirements for Educational Facilities of the Florida Building Code, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1526IntroEstablishing the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Matching Endowment Scholarship Program within the Department of Education; requiring a historically black college or university to provide a certain amount of matching funds by a specified...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1656IntroProviding requirements for determining the capacity of facilities in certain schools as reported in the Florida Inventory of School Houses; authorizing a district school board to submit an application to the Commissioner of Education for an exemption...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1532IntroAuthorizing an early learning coalition to refuse to contract with certain school readiness program providers, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1544IntroProviding requirements for the caseloads of speech-language pathologists employed by a school district; requiring school districts to use certain student counts to determine caseloads, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1704IntroEstablishing the Blue Ribbon Panel Task Force on Teacher Recruitment, Certification, and Retention within the Department of Education; providing that the Graduate Management Admissions Test and a Graduate Record Examination subject area test may be u...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1540IntroDeleting a provision prohibiting a district school board from awarding an annual contract on the basis of certain circumstances, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1614IntroRequiring the Department of Education to suspend specified payments to private schools that fail, rather than knowingly fail, to meet certain scholarship program accountability standards; providing that the failure of, rather than the inability of, p...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1234IntroCiting this act as the "Campus Free Expression Act"; Authorizing a public institution of higher education to create and enforce certain restrictions relating to expressive activities on campus; providing for a cause of action against a public institu...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1324IntroAuthorizing a district school board to use an advanced degree in setting a salary schedule for specified employees; authorizing, rather than requiring, a district school board to adopt a performance salary schedule; providing requirements for setting...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1334IntroRequiring schools designated as one of the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools to include an Early Childhood Transition Team in their required school improvement plans; requiring the team to develop a transition plan that contains certain elemen...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1254IntroRequiring a parent with custody of a child to be verified as a victim of domestic violence by a certified domestic violence center before his or her child is considered an "at-risk child"; requiring each early learning coalition's school readiness pr...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1266IntroDefining the term "charter school employee"; providing financial disclosure requirements for charter school employees, etc.
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2018-01-11
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FLS1306IntroRequiring K-12 comprehensive reading plans to provide for intensive reading interventions that are delivered by teachers who meet certain criteria beginning with a specified school year; requiring the Department of Education to consider the award of ...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1310IntroRevising the required disclosures specified institutions must make to each prospective student; requiring the Commission for Independent Education to annually prepare an accountability report by a specified date; authorizing the commission, under cer...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1272IntroAuthorizing Gardiner Scholarship Program funds to be spent for specified school supplies; requiring the Auditor General to conduct operational audits of program participants at least once every 3 years, instead of annually; revising student eligibili...
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2018-01-11
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FLS0832IntroRemoving a provision prohibiting state funds for the operation of postsecondary workforce programs from being used for the education of state or federal inmates, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS1198IntroRequiring the Florida Virtual School to give enrollment priority to dependent children of certain active duty military personnel; requiring that certain examinations and assessments be available to all Florida Virtual School students; requiring that ...
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2018-01-09
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FLS1116IntroAuthorizing a local law enforcement agency to activate the Emergency Alert System and issue a Lockdown Alert to public and private schools and child care facilities under certain circumstances; requiring the Department of Law Enforcement, in cooperat...
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2018-01-09
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FLS0318IntroCreating the "Florida Internship Tax Credit Program"; authorizing a corporate income tax credit up to a specified amount to a qualified business paying wages to a degree-seeking student during the student's internship at the business; specifying cond...
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2018-01-09
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FLS0668IntroAuthorizing a district school board to create a year-round school program for any school within its district that is one of the 300 lowest-performing schools in the state; authorizing a specified number of hours in a summer program or a year-round sc...
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2018-01-09
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FLS0294IntroRemoving the requirement for mandatory retention of a third grade student based on his or her performance on the English Language Arts assessment, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS0216IntroRevising enrollment requirements for a hope operator to receive a loan under the Schools of Hope Revolving Loan Program; requiring hope operators to employ school administrators and instructional and noninstructional personnel who meet specified cert...
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2018-01-09
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FLS1192IntroRequiring certain assessment results to be provided to parents within a specified timeframe; authorizing certain students to reenroll in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS1080IntroProviding that specified eligibility requirements do not apply to students in certain grades beginning in a specified school year; revising student eligibility criteria; providing for the calculation of the scholarship amount for students diagnosed w...
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2018-01-09
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