Bill Text: FL S1366 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Education

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2019-05-03 - Died in Appropriations [S1366 Detail]

Download: Florida-2019-S1366-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 1366
       
       
        
       By Senator Baxley
       
       
       
       
       
       12-01938-19                                           20191366__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to education; amending s. 1003.4282,
    3         F.S.; revising science credits required for a standard
    4         high school diploma; amending s. 1007.2616, F.S.;
    5         authorizing school districts and consortiums of school
    6         districts to apply to the Department of Education for
    7         funding for professional development for classroom
    8         teachers to provide instruction in computer science
    9         courses and content; deleting a provision providing
   10         that one credit in computer science and the earning of
   11         related industry certifications constitutes the
   12         equivalent of up to one credit of the science
   13         requirement for high school graduation; amending s.
   14         1008.44, F.S.; expanding the number of CAPE Digital
   15         Tool certificates relating to certain areas which the
   16         department must annually identify and the Commissioner
   17         of Education may recommend; reenacting ss. 1002.20(8),
   18         1002.3105(5), 1003.4281(1), 1003.4285(1), 1003.49(1),
   19         1004.935(1)(c), 1006.15(3)(a), 1007.271(2) and (9),
   20         1008.25(2)(f), 1009.531(1)(b), and 1009.893(4), F.S.,
   21         relating to Academically Challenging Curriculum to
   22         Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options; K-12 student and
   23         parent rights; early high school graduation; standard
   24         high school diploma designations; graduation and
   25         promotion requirements for publicly operated schools;
   26         the Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education
   27         Program; student standards for participation in
   28         interscholastic and intrascholastic extracurricular
   29         student activities and related regulations; dual
   30         enrollment programs; public school student
   31         progression, student support, and reporting
   32         requirements; Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
   33         Program and student eligibility requirements for
   34         initial awards; and the Benacquisto Scholarship
   35         Program, respectively, to incorporate the amendment
   36         made to s. 1003.4282, F.S., in references thereto;
   37         providing an effective date.
   38          
   39  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   40  
   41         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of section
   42  1003.4282, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   43         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
   44         (3) STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; COURSE AND ASSESSMENT
   45  REQUIREMENTS.—
   46         (c) Three credits in science.—Two of the three required
   47  credits must have a laboratory component. A student must earn
   48  one credit in Biology I and two credits in equally rigorous
   49  courses. The statewide, standardized Biology I EOC assessment
   50  constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course grade. A
   51  student who earns an industry certification for which there is a
   52  statewide college credit articulation agreement approved by the
   53  State Board of Education or who earns credit in a computer
   54  science course, as identified in s. 1007.2616, may substitute
   55  the certification or the computer science credit for one science
   56  credit, except for Biology I.
   57         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) and paragraph
   58  (a) of subsection (6) of section 1007.2616, Florida Statutes,
   59  are amended to read:
   60         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
   61         (4)(a) Subject to legislative appropriation, a school
   62  district or a consortium of school districts may apply to the
   63  department, in a format prescribed by the department, for
   64  funding to deliver or facilitate training for classroom teachers
   65  to earn an educator certificate in computer science pursuant to
   66  s. 1012.56, or an industry certification associated with a
   67  course identified in the Course Code Directory pursuant to
   68  paragraph (2)(b), or for high-quality professional development
   69  for teachers to provide instruction in computer science courses
   70  and content. Such funding shall only be used to provide training
   71  for classroom teachers and to pay fees for examinations that
   72  lead to a credential pursuant to this paragraph.
   73         (6) High school students must be provided opportunities to
   74  take computer science courses to satisfy high school graduation
   75  requirements, including, but not limited to, the following:
   76         (a) High school computer science courses of sufficient
   77  rigor, as identified by the commissioner, such that one credit
   78  in computer science and the earning of related industry
   79  certifications constitute the equivalent of up to one credit of
   80  the mathematics requirement, with the exception of Algebra I or
   81  higher-level mathematics, or up to one credit of the science
   82  requirement, with the exception of Biology I or higher-level
   83  science, for high school graduation. Computer science courses
   84  and technology-related industry certifications that are
   85  identified as eligible for meeting mathematics or science
   86  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
   87  Course Code Directory.
   88         Section 3. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
   89  1008.44, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   90         1008.44 CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and CAPE
   91  Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List.—
   92         (1) Pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1003.492, the Department
   93  of Education shall, at least annually, identify, under rules
   94  adopted by the State Board of Education, and the Commissioner of
   95  Education may at any time recommend adding the following
   96  certificates, certifications, and courses:
   97         (b) No more than 30 15 CAPE Digital Tool certificates
   98  limited to the areas of word processing; spreadsheets; sound,
   99  motion, and color presentations; digital arts; cybersecurity;
  100  and coding pursuant to s. 1003.4203(3) that do not articulate
  101  for college credit. Such certificates shall be annually
  102  identified on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and
  103  updated solely by the Chancellor of Career and Adult Education.
  104  The certificates shall be made available to students in
  105  elementary school and middle school grades and, if earned by a
  106  student, shall be eligible for additional full-time equivalent
  107  membership pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.
  108         Section 4. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  109  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  110  reference thereto, subsection (8) of section 1002.20, Florida
  111  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  112         1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.—Parents of public
  113  school students must receive accurate and timely information
  114  regarding their child’s academic progress and must be informed
  115  of ways they can help their child to succeed in school. K-12
  116  students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory
  117  rights including, but not limited to, the following:
  118         (8) STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.—Parents of public school
  119  students with disabilities and parents of public school students
  120  in residential care facilities are entitled to notice and due
  121  process in accordance with the provisions of ss. 1003.57 and
  122  1003.58. Public school students with disabilities must be
  123  provided the opportunity to meet the graduation requirements for
  124  a standard high school diploma as set forth in s. 1003.4282 in
  125  accordance with the provisions of ss. 1003.57 and 1008.22.
  126         Section 5. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  127  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  128  reference thereto, subsection (5) of section 1002.3105, Florida
  129  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  130         1002.3105 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance
  131  Learning (ACCEL) options.—
  132         (5) AWARD OF A STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.—A student who
  133  meets the applicable grade 9 cohort graduation requirements of
  134  s. 1003.4282(3)(a)-(e) or s. 1003.4282(9)(a)1.-5., (b)1.-5.,
  135  (c)1.-5., or (d)1.-5., earns three credits in electives, and
  136  earns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0
  137  scale shall be awarded a standard high school diploma in a form
  138  prescribed by the State Board of Education.
  139         Section 6. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  140  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  141  reference thereto, subsection (1) of section 1003.4281, Florida
  142  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  143         1003.4281 Early high school graduation.—
  144         (1) The purpose of this section is to provide a student the
  145  option of early graduation and receipt of a standard high school
  146  diploma if the student earns 24 credits and meets the graduation
  147  requirements set forth in s. 1003.4282. For purposes of this
  148  section, the term “early graduation” means graduation from high
  149  school in less than 8 semesters or the equivalent.
  150         Section 7. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  151  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  152  reference thereto, subsection (1) of section 1003.4285, Florida
  153  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  154         1003.4285 Standard high school diploma designations.—
  155         (1) Each standard high school diploma shall include, as
  156  applicable, the following designations if the student meets the
  157  criteria set forth for the designation:
  158         (a) Scholar designation.—In addition to the requirements of
  159  s. 1003.4282, in order to earn the Scholar designation, a
  160  student must satisfy the following requirements:
  161         1. Mathematics.—Earn one credit in Algebra II and one
  162  credit in statistics or an equally rigorous course. Beginning
  163  with students entering grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year,
  164  pass the Geometry statewide, standardized assessment.
  165         2. Science.—Pass the statewide, standardized Biology I EOC
  166  assessment and earn one credit in chemistry or physics and one
  167  credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics.
  168  However, a student enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP),
  169  International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced International
  170  Certificate of Education (AICE) Biology course who takes the
  171  respective AP, IB, or AICE Biology assessment and earns the
  172  minimum score necessary to earn college credit as identified
  173  pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of this
  174  subparagraph without having to take the statewide, standardized
  175  Biology I EOC assessment.
  176         3. Social studies.—Pass the statewide, standardized United
  177  States History EOC assessment. However, a student enrolled in an
  178  AP, IB, or AICE course that includes United States History
  179  topics who takes the respective AP, IB, or AICE assessment and
  180  earns the minimum score necessary to earn college credit as
  181  identified pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of
  182  this subparagraph without having to take the statewide,
  183  standardized United States History EOC assessment.
  184         4. Foreign language.—Earn two credits in the same foreign
  185  language.
  186         5. Electives.—Earn at least one credit in an Advanced
  187  Placement, an International Baccalaureate, an Advanced
  188  International Certificate of Education, or a dual enrollment
  189  course.
  190         (b) Merit designation.—In addition to the requirements of
  191  s. 1003.4282, in order to earn the Merit designation, a student
  192  must attain one or more industry certifications from the list
  193  established under s. 1003.492.
  194         Section 8. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  195  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  196  reference thereto, subsection (1) of section 1003.49, Florida
  197  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  198         1003.49 Graduation and promotion requirements for publicly
  199  operated schools.—
  200         (1) Each state or local public agency, including the
  201  Department of Children and Families, the Department of
  202  Corrections, the boards of trustees of universities and Florida
  203  College System institutions, and the Board of Trustees of the
  204  Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, which agency is
  205  authorized to operate educational programs for students at any
  206  level of grades kindergarten through 12, shall be subject to all
  207  applicable requirements of ss. 1002.3105(5), 1003.4281,
  208  1003.4282, 1008.23, and 1008.25. Within the content of these
  209  cited statutes each such state or local public agency or entity
  210  shall be considered a “district school board.”
  211         Section 9. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  212  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  213  reference thereto, paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section
  214  1004.935, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  215         1004.935 Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education
  216  Program.—
  217         (1) The Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education
  218  Program is established in the Department of Education in Hardee,
  219  DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties to provide the option of
  220  receiving a scholarship for instruction at private schools for
  221  up to 30 students who:
  222         (c) Are receiving instruction from an instructor in a
  223  private school to meet the high school graduation requirements
  224  in s. 1002.3105(5) or s. 1003.4282;
  225  
  226  As used in this section, the term “student with a disability”
  227  includes a student who is documented as having an intellectual
  228  disability; a speech impairment; a language impairment; a
  229  hearing impairment, including deafness; a visual impairment,
  230  including blindness; a dual sensory impairment; an orthopedic
  231  impairment; another health impairment; an emotional or
  232  behavioral disability; a specific learning disability,
  233  including, but not limited to, dyslexia, dyscalculia, or
  234  developmental aphasia; a traumatic brain injury; a developmental
  235  delay; or autism spectrum disorder.
  236         Section 10. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  237  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  238  reference thereto, paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
  239  1006.15, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  240         1006.15 Student standards for participation in
  241  interscholastic and intrascholastic extracurricular student
  242  activities; regulation.—
  243         (3)(a) As used in this section and s. 1006.20, the term
  244  “eligible to participate” includes, but is not limited to, a
  245  student participating in tryouts, off-season conditioning,
  246  summer workouts, preseason conditioning, in-season practice, or
  247  contests. The term does not mean that a student must be placed
  248  on any specific team for interscholastic or intrascholastic
  249  extracurricular activities. To be eligible to participate in
  250  interscholastic extracurricular student activities, a student
  251  must:
  252         1. Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0
  253  scale, or its equivalent, in the previous semester or a
  254  cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale,
  255  or its equivalent, in the courses required by s. 1002.3105(5) or
  256  s. 1003.4282.
  257         2. Execute and fulfill the requirements of an academic
  258  performance contract between the student, the district school
  259  board, the appropriate governing association, and the student’s
  260  parents, if the student’s cumulative grade point average falls
  261  below 2.0, or its equivalent, on a 4.0 scale in the courses
  262  required by s. 1002.3105(5) or s. 1003.4282. At a minimum, the
  263  contract must require that the student attend summer school, or
  264  its graded equivalent, between grades 9 and 10 or grades 10 and
  265  11, as necessary.
  266         3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on
  267  a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent, in the courses required by s.
  268  1002.3105(5) or s. 1003.4282 during his or her junior or senior
  269  year.
  270         4. Maintain satisfactory conduct, including adherence to
  271  appropriate dress and other codes of student conduct policies
  272  described in s. 1006.07(2). If a student is convicted of, or is
  273  found to have committed, a felony or a delinquent act that would
  274  have been a felony if committed by an adult, regardless of
  275  whether adjudication is withheld, the student’s participation in
  276  interscholastic extracurricular activities is contingent upon
  277  established and published district school board policy.
  278         Section 11. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  279  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in
  280  references thereto, subsections (2) and (9) of section 1007.271,
  281  Florida Statutes, are reenacted to read:
  282         1007.271 Dual enrollment programs.—
  283         (2) For the purpose of this section, an eligible secondary
  284  student is a student who is enrolled in any of grades 6 through
  285  12 in a Florida public school or in a Florida private school
  286  that is in compliance with s. 1002.42(2) and provides a
  287  secondary curriculum pursuant to s. 1003.4282. Students who are
  288  eligible for dual enrollment pursuant to this section may enroll
  289  in dual enrollment courses conducted during school hours, after
  290  school hours, and during the summer term. However, if the
  291  student is projected to graduate from high school before the
  292  scheduled completion date of a postsecondary course, the student
  293  may not register for that course through dual enrollment. The
  294  student may apply to the postsecondary institution and pay the
  295  required registration, tuition, and fees if the student meets
  296  the postsecondary institution’s admissions requirements under s.
  297  1007.263. Instructional time for dual enrollment may vary from
  298  900 hours; however, the full-time equivalent student membership
  299  value shall be subject to the provisions in s. 1011.61(4). A
  300  student enrolled as a dual enrollment student is exempt from the
  301  payment of registration, tuition, and laboratory fees. Applied
  302  academics for adult education instruction, developmental
  303  education, and other forms of precollegiate instruction, as well
  304  as physical education courses that focus on the physical
  305  execution of a skill rather than the intellectual attributes of
  306  the activity, are ineligible for inclusion in the dual
  307  enrollment program. Recreation and leisure studies courses shall
  308  be evaluated individually in the same manner as physical
  309  education courses for potential inclusion in the program.
  310         (9) The Commissioner of Education shall appoint faculty
  311  committees representing public school, Florida College System
  312  institution, and university faculties to identify postsecondary
  313  courses that meet the high school graduation requirements of s.
  314  1003.4282 and to establish the number of postsecondary semester
  315  credit hours of instruction and equivalent high school credits
  316  earned through dual enrollment pursuant to this section that are
  317  necessary to meet high school graduation requirements. Such
  318  equivalencies shall be determined solely on comparable course
  319  content and not on seat time traditionally allocated to such
  320  courses in high school. The Commissioner of Education shall
  321  recommend to the State Board of Education those postsecondary
  322  courses identified to meet high school graduation requirements,
  323  based on mastery of course outcomes, by their course numbers,
  324  and all high schools shall accept these postsecondary education
  325  courses toward meeting the requirements of s. 1003.4282.
  326         Section 12. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  327  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  328  reference thereto, paragraph (f) of subsection (2) of section
  329  1008.25, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  330         1008.25 Public school student progression; student support;
  331  reporting requirements.—
  332         (2) STUDENT PROGRESSION PLAN.—Each district school board
  333  shall establish a comprehensive plan for student progression
  334  which must provide for a student’s progression from one grade to
  335  another based on the student’s mastery of the standards in s.
  336  1003.41, specifically English Language Arts, mathematics,
  337  science, and social studies standards. The plan must:
  338         (f) Provide instructional sequences by which students in
  339  kindergarten through high school may attain progressively higher
  340  levels of skill in the use of digital tools and applications.
  341  The instructional sequences must include participation in
  342  curricular and instructional options and the demonstration of
  343  competence of standards required pursuant to ss. 1003.41 and
  344  1003.4203 through attainment of industry certifications and
  345  other means of demonstrating credit requirements identified
  346  under ss. 1002.3105, 1003.4203, and 1003.4282.
  347         Section 13. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  348  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  349  reference thereto, paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
  350  1009.531, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  351         1009.531 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program;
  352  student eligibility requirements for initial awards.—
  353         (1) In order to be eligible for an initial award from any
  354  of the three types of scholarships under the Florida Bright
  355  Futures Scholarship Program, a student must:
  356         (b) Earn a standard Florida high school diploma pursuant to
  357  s. 1002.3105(5), s. 1003.4281, or s. 1003.4282 or a high school
  358  equivalency diploma pursuant to s. 1003.435 unless:
  359         1. The student completes a home education program according
  360  to s. 1002.41; or
  361         2. The student earns a high school diploma from a non
  362  Florida school while living with a parent or guardian who is on
  363  military or public service assignment away from Florida.
  364         Section 14. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  365  made by this act to section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, in a
  366  reference thereto, subsection (4) of section 1009.893, Florida
  367  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  368         1009.893 Benacquisto Scholarship Program.—
  369         (4) In order to be eligible for an award under the
  370  scholarship program, a student must meet the requirements of
  371  paragraph (a) or paragraph (b).
  372         (a) A student who is a resident of this state, as
  373  determined in s. 1009.40 and rules of the State Board of
  374  Education, must:
  375         1. Earn a standard Florida high school diploma or its
  376  equivalent pursuant to s. 1002.3105, s. 1003.4281, s. 1003.4282,
  377  or s. 1003.435 unless:
  378         a. The student completes a home education program according
  379  to s. 1002.41; or
  380         b. The student earns a high school diploma from a non
  381  Florida school while living with a parent who is on military or
  382  public service assignment out of this state;
  383         2. Be accepted by and enroll in a Florida public or
  384  independent postsecondary educational institution that is
  385  regionally accredited; and
  386         3. Be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate degree program
  387  at an eligible regionally accredited Florida public or
  388  independent postsecondary educational institution during the
  389  fall academic term following high school graduation.
  390         (b) A student who initially enrolls in a baccalaureate
  391  degree program in the 2018-2019 academic year or later and who
  392  is not a resident of this state, as determined in s. 1009.40 and
  393  rules of the State Board of Education, must:
  394         1. Physically reside in this state on or near the campus of
  395  the postsecondary educational institution in which the student
  396  is enrolled;
  397         2. Earn a high school diploma from a school outside Florida
  398  which is comparable to a standard Florida high school diploma or
  399  its equivalent pursuant to s. 1002.3105, s. 1003.4281, s.
  400  1003.4282, or s. 1003.435 or must complete a home education
  401  program in another state; and
  402         3. Be accepted by and enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate
  403  degree program at an eligible regionally accredited Florida
  404  public or independent postsecondary educational institution
  405  during the fall academic term following high school graduation.
  406         Section 15. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.

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