Bill Text: FL S0230 | 2018 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2018-03-10 - Died in Education [S0230 Detail]

Download: Florida-2018-S0230-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 230
       By Senator Bracy
       11-00225-18                                            2018230__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Next Generation Sunshine State
    3         Standards; requiring the Commissioner of Education to
    4         propose revisions to the Next Generation Sunshine
    5         State Standards in visual and performing arts by a
    6         specified date; requiring the State Board of Education
    7         to adopt, reject, or modify any proposed revisions by
    8         a specified date; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Visual and performing arts standards.—
   13         (1) On or before November 30, 2018, the Commissioner of
   14  Education shall submit to the State Board of Education proposed
   15  revisions of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in
   16  visual and performing arts pursuant to s. 1003.41(3), Florida
   17  Statutes. The commissioner shall do all of the following:
   18         (a) Consult with a group of experts in visual and
   19  performing arts, a majority of whom must be current public
   20  elementary or secondary school classroom teachers.
   21         (b) Use the National Core Arts Standards in dance, theater,
   22  music, and visual arts developed by the National Coalition for
   23  Core Arts Standards as a basis for deliberations regarding
   24  revisions to the standards.
   25         (c) Submit the proposed revisions for public review and
   26  comment pursuant to s. 1003.41(3), Florida Statutes.
   27         (2) On or before January 31, 2019, the State Board of
   28  Education shall adopt, reject, or modify the proposed revisions
   29  to the visual and performing arts standards recommended by the
   30  Commissioner of Education.
   31         (a) If the state board modifies or rejects the proposed
   32  revisions, the state board shall explain, in writing, the
   33  reasons for the modification or rejection to the Governor, the
   34  President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of
   35  Representatives, and the Commissioner of Education and must
   36  present such reasons for review in a public meeting. The state
   37  board may not adopt any revisions in the same meeting it
   38  provides its written reasons, but must instead adopt the
   39  revisions at a subsequent meeting conducted by March 31, 2019.
   40         (b) If the state board adopts the proposed revisions, the
   41  state board must consider specific curricular content and grade
   42  level expectations to be aligned to the standards by July 31,
   43  2020.
   44         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.