Florida Senate-2013SB 826BySenator Garcia 38-01226-13 2013826__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to maximum class size; amending s. 3 1003.03, F.S.; calculating a school district’s class 4 size categorical allocation reduction at the school 5 average when maximum class size requirements are not 6 met; amending s. 1002.33, F.S.; revising provisions 7 relating to maximum class size in charter schools, to 8 conform; providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section 13 1003.03, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 14 1003.03 Maximum class size.— 15 (4) ACCOUNTABILITY.— 16 (a) If the department determines that the number of 17 students assigned to any individual class exceeds the class size 18 maximum, as required in subsection (1), based upon the October 19 student membership survey, the department shall: 20 1.~~Identify, for each grade group, the number of classes in~~21~~which the number of students exceeds the maximum and the total~~22~~number of students which exceeds the maximum for all classes.~~23~~2.~~Determine the number of FTE students which exceeds the 24 maximum for each grade groupcalculated at the school average. 252.~~3.~~Multiply the total number of FTE students which 26 exceeds the maximum for each grade groupcalculated at the27school averageby the district’s FTE dollar amount of the class 28 size categorical allocation for that year and calculate the 29 total for all three grade groups. 303.~~4.~~Multiply the total number of FTE students which 31 exceeds the maximum for all classescalculated at the school32averageby an amount equal to 50 percent of the base student 33 allocation adjusted by the district cost differential forthe34~~each of the 2010-2011 through~~2013-2014 fiscalyear~~years~~and by 35 an amount equal to the base student allocation adjusted by the 36 district cost differential in the 2014-2015 fiscal year and 37 thereafter. 384.~~5.~~Reduce the district’s class size categorical 39 allocation by an amount equal to the sum of the calculations in 40 subparagraphs2. and3.~~and 4.~~41 Section 2. Paragraph (b) of subsection (16) of section 42 1002.33, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 43 1002.33 Charter schools.— 44 (16) EXEMPTION FROM STATUTES.— 45 (b) Additionally, a charter school shall be in compliance 46 with the following statutes: 47 1. Section 286.011, relating to public meetings and 48 records, public inspection, and criminal and civil penalties. 49 2. Chapter 119, relating to public records. 50 3. Section 1003.03, relating to the maximum class size~~,~~51~~except that the calculation for compliance pursuant to s.~~52~~1003.03~~~~shall be the average at the school level~~. 53 4. Section 1012.22(1)(c), relating to compensation and 54 salary schedules. 55 5. Section 1012.33(5), relating to workforce reductions. 56 6. Section 1012.335, relating to contracts with 57 instructional personnel hired on or after July 1, 2011. 58 7. Section 1012.34, relating to the substantive 59 requirements for performance evaluations for instructional 60 personnel and school administrators. 61 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.