Florida Senate - 2014 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1394 Ì927004vÎ927004 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senators Montford, Garcia, and Bean moved the following: 1Senate Amendment(with title amendment)2 3 Between lines 32 and 33 4 insert: 5 Section 2. Subsection (4) of section 1003.03, Florida 6 Statutes, is amended to read: 7 1003.03 Maximum class size.— 8 (4) ACCOUNTABILITY.— 9(a)The department shall annually determine whether the10number of students assigned to each individual classroom exceeds11the class size maximums, as required in subsection (1), based12upon the October student membership survey.13(b)~~(a)~~If the department determines that the number of 14 students assigned to anyclassroom~~individual class~~exceeds the 15 class size maximum,~~as required in subsection (1), based upon~~16~~the October student membership survey,~~the department shall: 17 1. Identify, for each grade group, the number ofclassrooms18~~classes~~in which the number of students exceeds the maximum and 19 the total number of students which exceeds the maximum for all 20classrooms~~classes~~. 21 2. Determine the number of FTE students which exceeds the 22 maximum for each grade group. 23 3. Multiply the total number of FTE students which exceeds 24 the maximum for each grade group by the district’s FTE dollar 25 amount of the class size categorical allocation for that year 26 and calculate the total for all three grade groups. 27~~4. Multiply the total number of FTE students which exceeds~~28~~the maximum for all classes by an amount equal to 50 percent of~~29~~the base student allocation adjusted by the district cost~~30~~differential for each of the 2010-2011 through 2013-2014 fiscal~~31~~years and by an amount equal to the base student allocation~~32~~adjusted by the district cost differential in the 2014-2015~~33~~fiscal year and thereafter.~~34~~5. Reduce the district’s class size categorical allocation~~35~~by an amount equal to the sum of the calculations in~~36~~subparagraphs 3. and 4.~~37(c)~~(b)~~~~The amount of funds reduced shall be the lesser of~~38~~the amount calculated in paragraph (a) or the undistributed~~39~~balance of the district’s class size categorical allocation.~~The 40 Florida Education Finance Program Appropriation Allocation 41 Conference shall verify the department’s calculation in 42 paragraph(b)~~(a)~~.~~The commissioner may withhold distribution of~~43~~the class size categorical allocation to the extent necessary to~~44~~comply with paragraph (a).~~45(d)~~(c)~~~~In lieu of the reduction calculation in paragraph~~46~~(a),~~If the Commissioner of Education has evidence that a 47 district was unable to meet the class size requirements despite 48 appropriate efforts to do so or because of an extreme emergency, 49 the commissioner may recommend by February 15, subject to 50 approval of the Legislative Budget Commission,~~the reduction of~~51 an alternatecalculation of~~amount of funds from~~the district’s 52 class size categorical allocation. 53(e)~~(d)~~Upon approval of thealternate~~reduction~~calculation 54 in paragraphs(b)-(d)~~(a)-(c)~~, thefunds shall be expended on55the lowest performing elementary schools based on the state56reading assessment for which an additional hour of instruction57is required pursuant to s. 1011.62 (1)(f)2. or (9)(a). Any58remaining funds shall be expended pursuant to the remaining59provisions of s. 1011.62(1)(f)~~commissioner must prepare a~~60~~reallocation of the funds made available for the districts that~~61~~have fully met the class size requirements~~.~~The funds shall be~~62~~reallocated by calculating an amount of up to 5 percent of the~~63~~base student allocation multiplied by the total district FTE~~64~~students. The reallocation total may not exceed 25 percent of~~65~~the total funds reduced.~~66(f)~~(e)~~Each district that has not complied with the 67 requirements in subsection (1) shall submit to the commissioner 68 by February 1 a plan certified by the district school board that 69 describes the specific actions the district will take in order 70 to fully comply with the requirements in subsection (1) by 71 October of the following school year.~~If a district submits the~~72~~certified plan by the required deadline, the funds remaining~~73~~after the reallocation calculation in paragraph (d) shall be~~74~~added back to the district’s class size categorical allocation~~75~~based on each qualifying district’s proportion of the total~~76~~reduction for all qualifying districts for which a reduction was~~77~~calculated in paragraphs (a)-(c). However, no district shall~~78~~have an amount added back that is greater than the amount that~~79~~was reduced.~~80~~(f) The department shall adjust school district class size~~81~~reduction categorical allocation distributions based on the~~82~~calculations in paragraphs (a)-(e).~~83 84 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 85 And the title is amended as follows: 86 Between lines 4 and 5 87 insert: 88 s. 1003.03, F.S.; revising accountability requirements 89 for maximum class size calculations; amending