Bill Text: FL H0631 | 2011 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Charter Schools

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2011-05-07 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration [H0631 Detail]

Download: Florida-2011-H0631-Introduced.html
HB 631

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A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to charter schools; amending s. 1002.33,
3F.S.; providing a requirement for the composition of a
4charter school's governing body; conforming cross-
5references; providing for the shared use of facilities by
6charter schools; providing requirements for the transfer
7of enrolled students to certain charter schools; providing
8conditions that render a charter school ineligible for
9state implementation grant funds; providing capacity
10restrictions; amending s. 1002.345, F.S.; conforming
11cross-references; providing an effective date.
12
13Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
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15     Section 1.  Paragraphs (j) through (o) of subsection (9) of
16section 1002.33, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
17paragraphs (k) through (p), respectively, present paragraph (p)
18is redesignated as paragraph (q) and amended, a new paragraph
19(j) is added to that subsection, subsection (23) is amended,
20subsection (26) is renumbered as subsection (27), and a new
21subsection (26) is added to that section, to read:
22     1002.33  Charter schools.-
23     (9)  CHARTER SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS.-
24     (j)  The majority of the members of the charter school's
25governing body shall reside in the school district in which the
26charter school is located.
27     (q)(p)  The director and a representative of the governing
28body of a graded charter school that has submitted a school
29improvement plan or has been placed on probation under paragraph
30(p) (o) shall appear before the sponsor or the sponsor's staff
31at least once a year to present information regarding the
32corrective strategies that are being implemented by the school
33pursuant to the school improvement plan. The sponsor shall
34communicate at the meeting, and in writing to the director, the
35services provided to the school to help the school address its
36deficiencies.
37     (23)  ANALYSIS OF CHARTER SCHOOL PERFORMANCE.-Upon receipt
38of the annual report required by paragraph (9)(l)(k), the
39Department of Education shall provide to the State Board of
40Education, the Commissioner of Education, the Governor, the
41President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
42Representatives an analysis and comparison of the overall
43performance of charter school students, to include all students
44whose scores are counted as part of the statewide assessment
45program, versus comparable public school students in the
46district as determined by the statewide assessment program
47currently administered in the school district, and other
48assessments administered pursuant to s. 1008.22(3).
49     (26)  SHARED USE OF FACILITIES BY CHARTER SCHOOLS.-
50     (a)  A charter school may not transfer an enrolled student
51to another charter school having a separate Master School
52Identification Number (MSID) without first obtaining the written
53approval of the student's parent.
54     (b)  A charter school is ineligible for state
55implementation grant funds during any period of time during
56which it:
57     1.  Shares an educational facility with an existing charter
58school having a separate Master School Identification Number
59(MSID) and serving students in any of the grades offered by that
60charter school; or
61     2.  Shares administrative, instructional, or support staff
62with another charter school having a separate Master School
63Identification Number (MSID) and operating within the same
64educational facility.
65
66If a charter school has received state implementation grant
67funds and subsequently becomes ineligible for such funds
68pursuant to this paragraph, the charter school must return to
69the state the prorated amount of such funds for any period of
70ineligibility.
71     (c)  If more than one charter school having separate Master
72School Identification Numbers (MSIDs) is operated at an
73educational facility, the combined student enrollment of those
74charter schools and their combined projected student enrollments
75may not exceed the capacity approved by building officials
76having jurisdiction over the educational facility.
77     Section 2.  Paragraph (d) of subsection (1) and paragraph
78(b) of subsection (2) of section 1002.345, Florida Statutes, are
79amended to read:
80     1002.345  Determination of deteriorating financial
81conditions and financial emergencies for charter schools and
82charter technical career centers.-This section applies to
83charter schools operating pursuant to s. 1002.33 and to charter
84technical career centers operating pursuant to s. 1002.34.
85     (1)  EXPEDITED REVIEW; REQUIREMENTS.-
86     (d)  The governing board shall include the corrective
87action plan and the status of its implementation in the annual
88progress report to the sponsor which is required pursuant to s.
891002.33(9)(l)(k) or s. 1002.34(14).
90     (2)  FINANCIAL EMERGENCY; REQUIREMENTS.-
91     (b)  The governing board shall include the financial
92recovery plan and the status of its implementation in the annual
93progress report to the sponsor which is required under s.
941002.33(9)(l)(k) or s. 1002.34(14).
95     Section 3.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.


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