Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1360 Ì102586<Î102586 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 01/27/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Gaetz) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments) 2 3 Between lines 680 and 681 4 insert: 5 (4) ONLINE COURSE REQUIREMENT.—At least one course within 6 the 24 credits required under this section must be completed 7 through online learning.
A school district may not require a8 student to take the online course outside the school day or in9 addition to a student’s courses for a given semester.10 (a) An online course taken in grade 6, grade 7, or grade 8 11 fulfills the thisrequirement in this subsection. The This12 requirement is met through an online course offered by the 13 Florida Virtual School, a virtual education provider approved by 14 the State Board of Education, a high school, or an online dual 15 enrollment course. A student who is enrolled in a full-time or 16 part-time virtual instruction program under s. 1002.45 meets the 17 thisrequirement. 18 (b) A district school board or a charter school governing 19 board, as applicable, may offer students the following options 20 to satisfy the online course requirement in this subsection: 21 1. Completion of a course in which a student earns a 22 nationally recognized industry certification in information 23 technology that is identified on the CAPE Industry Certification 24 Funding List pursuant to s. 1008.44 or passage of the 25 information technology certification examination without 26 enrollment in or completion of the corresponding course or 27 courses, as applicable. 28 2. Passage of an online content assessment, without 29 enrollment in or completion of the corresponding course or 30 courses, as applicable, by which the student demonstrates skills 31 and competency in locating information and applying technology 32 for instructional purposes. 33 34 For purposes of this subsection, a school district may not 35 require a student to take the online course outside the school 36 day or in addition to a student’s courses for a given semester. 37 This subsection requirementdoes not apply to a student who has 38 an individual education plan under s. 1003.57 which indicates 39 that an online course would be inappropriate or to an out-of 40 state transfer student who is enrolled in a Florida high school 41 and has 1 academic year or less remaining in high school. 42 Section 5. Present subsection (27) of section 1001.42, 43 Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (28), and a new 44 subsection (27) is added to that section, to read: 45 1001.42 Powers and duties of district school board.—The 46 district school board, acting as a board, shall exercise all 47 powers and perform all duties listed below: 48 (27) VISITATION OF SCHOOLS.—Visit the schools, observe the 49 management and instruction, give suggestions for improvement, 50 and advise citizens with the view of promoting interest in 51 education and improving the school. 52 53 ====== D I R E C T O R Y C L A U S E A M E N D M E N T ====== 54 And the directory clause is amended as follows: 55 Delete line 575 56 and insert: 57 Section 20. Subsections (2), (3), and (4) of section 58 1003.4282, 59 60 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 61 And the title is amended as follows: 62 Delete lines 73 - 74 63 and insert: 64 by a specified date; creating additional options for 65 satisfying the online course requirement; conforming 66 provisions to changes made by the act; amending s. 67 1001.42, F.S.; revising the duties of a district 68 school board; amending ss. 1003.4285, 1003.4295,