Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 2502-A Ì930208ÇÎ930208 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: FAV . 06/08/2017 . . Floor: 1/AD/2R . 06/08/2017 04:37 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Appropriations (Simmons) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (5) of section 6 24.121, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 7 24.121 Allocation of revenues and expenditure of funds for 8 public education.— 9 (5) 10 (c) A portion of such net revenues, as determined annually 11 by the Legislature, shall be distributed to each school district 12 and shall be made available to each public school in the 13 district for enhancing school performance through development 14 and implementation of a school improvement plan pursuant to s. 15 1001.42(18). A portion of these moneys, as determined annually 16 in the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing 17 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 18 2018 fiscal year, must be allocated to each school in an equal 19 amount for each student enrolled. These moneys may be expended 20 only on programs or projects selected by the school advisory 21 council or by a parent advisory committee created pursuant to 22 this paragraph. If a school does not have a school advisory 23 council, the district advisory council must appoint a parent 24 advisory committee composed of parents of students enrolled in 25 that school, which is representative of the ethnic, racial, and 26 economic community served by the school, to advise the school’s 27 principal on the programs or projects to be funded. Neither 28 school district staff nor principals may override the 29 recommendations of the school advisory council or the parent 30 advisory committee. These moneys may not be used for capital 31 improvements or for any project or program that has a duration 32 of more than 1 year; however, a school advisory council or 33 parent advisory committee may independently determine that a 34 program or project formerly funded under this paragraph should 35 receive funds in a subsequent year. 36 Section 2. Upon the expiration and reversion of the 37 amendments to section 1011.62, Florida Statutes, pursuant to 38 section 23 of chapter 2016-62, Laws of Florida, section 1011.62, 39 Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 40 1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual 41 allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each 42 district for operation of schools is not determined in the 43 annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing 44 the annual appropriations act or in any law providing funding 45 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 46 fiscal year, it shall be determined as follows: 47 (1) COMPUTATION OF THE BASIC AMOUNT TO BE INCLUDED FOR 48 OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in 49 determining the annual allocation to each district for 50 operation: 51 (a) Determination of full-time equivalent membership. 52 During each of several school weeks, including scheduled 53 intersessions of a year-round school program during the fiscal 54 year, a program membership survey of each school shall be made 55 by each district by aggregating the full-time equivalent student 56 membership of each program by school and by district. The 57 department shall establish the number and interval of membership 58 calculations, except that for basic and special programs such 59 calculations shall not exceed nine for any fiscal year. The 60 district’s full-time equivalent membership shall be computed and 61 currently maintained in accordance with regulations of the 62 commissioner. 63 (b) Determination of base student allocation.—The base 64 student allocation for the Florida Education Finance Program for 65 kindergarten through grade 12 shall be determined annually by 66 the Legislature and shall be that amount prescribed in the 67 current year’s General Appropriations Act or in any law 68 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 69 the 2017-2018 fiscal year. 70 (c) Determination of programs.—Cost factors based on 71 desired relative cost differences between the following programs 72 shall be established in the annual General Appropriations Act or 73 in any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 74 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The cost factor for 75 secondary career education programs and basic programs grade 9 76 through 12 shall be equal. The Commissioner of Education shall 77 specify a matrix of services and intensity levels to be used by 78 districts in the determination of the two weighted cost factors 79 for exceptional students with the highest levels of need. For 80 these students, the funding support level shall fund the 81 exceptional students’ education program, with the exception of 82 extended school year services for students with disabilities. 83 1. Basic programs.— 84 a. Kindergarten and grades 1, 2, and 3. 85 b. Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. 86 c. Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. 87 2. Programs for exceptional students.— 88 a. Support Level IV. 89 b. Support Level V. 90 3. Secondary career education programs. 91 4. English for Speakers of Other Languages. 92 (d) Annual allocation calculation.— 93 1. The Department of Education is authorized and directed 94 to review all district programs and enrollment projections and 95 calculate a maximum total weighted full-time equivalent student 96 enrollment for each district for the K-12 FEFP. 97 2. Maximum enrollments calculated by the department shall 98 be derived from enrollment estimates used by the Legislature to 99 calculate the FEFP. If two or more districts enter into an 100 agreement under the provisions of s. 1001.42(4)(d), after the 101 final enrollment estimate is agreed upon, the amount of FTE 102 specified in the agreement, not to exceed the estimate for the 103 specific program as identified in paragraph (c), may be 104 transferred from the participating districts to the district 105 providing the program. 106 3. As part of its calculation of each district’s maximum 107 total weighted full-time equivalent student enrollment, the 108 department shall establish separate enrollment ceilings for each 109 of two program groups. Group 1 shall be composed of basic 110 programs for grades K-3, grades 4-8, and grades 9-12. Group 2 111 shall be composed of students in exceptional student education 112 programs support levels IV and V, English for Speakers of Other 113 Languages programs, and all career programs in grades 9-12. 114 a. For any calculation of the FEFP, the enrollment ceiling 115 for group 1 shall be calculated by multiplying the actual 116 enrollment for each program in the program group by its 117 appropriate program weight. 118 b. The weighted enrollment ceiling for group 2 programs 119 shall be calculated by multiplying the enrollment for each 120 program by the appropriate program weight as provided in the 121 General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for 122 the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 123 year. The weighted enrollment ceiling for program group 2 shall 124 be the sum of the weighted enrollment ceilings for each program 125 in the program group, plus the increase in weighted full-time 126 equivalent student membership from the prior year for clients of 127 the Department of Children and Families and the Department of 128 Juvenile Justice. 129 c. If, for any calculation of the FEFP, the weighted 130 enrollment for program group 2, derived by multiplying actual 131 enrollments by appropriate program weights, exceeds the 132 enrollment ceiling for that group, the following procedure shall 133 be followed to reduce the weighted enrollment for that group to 134 equal the enrollment ceiling: 135 (I) The weighted enrollment ceiling for each program in the 136 program group shall be subtracted from the weighted enrollment 137 for that program derived from actual enrollments. 138 (II) If the difference calculated under sub-sub 139 subparagraph (I) is greater than zero for any program, a 140 reduction proportion shall be computed for the program by 141 dividing the absolute value of the difference by the total 142 amount by which the weighted enrollment for the program group 143 exceeds the weighted enrollment ceiling for the program group. 144 (III) The reduction proportion calculated under sub-sub 145 subparagraph (II) shall be multiplied by the total amount of the 146 program group’s enrollment over the ceiling as calculated under 147 sub-sub-subparagraph (I). 148 (IV) The prorated reduction amount calculated under sub 149 sub-subparagraph (III) shall be subtracted from the program’s 150 weighted enrollment to produce a revised program weighted 151 enrollment. 152 (V) The prorated reduction amount calculated under sub-sub 153 subparagraph (III) shall be divided by the appropriate program 154 weight, and the result shall be added to the revised program 155 weighted enrollment computed in sub-sub-subparagraph (IV). 156 (e) Funding model for exceptional student education 157 programs.— 158 1.a. The funding model uses basic, at-risk, support levels 159 IV and V for exceptional students and career Florida Education 160 Finance Program cost factors, and a guaranteed allocation for 161 exceptional student education programs. Exceptional education 162 cost factors are determined by using a matrix of services to 163 document the services that each exceptional student will 164 receive. The nature and intensity of the services indicated on 165 the matrix shall be consistent with the services described in 166 each exceptional student’s individual educational plan. The 167 Department of Education shall review and revise the descriptions 168 of the services and supports included in the matrix of services 169 for exceptional students and shall implement those revisions 170 before the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. 171 b. In order to generate funds using one of the two weighted 172 cost factors, a matrix of services must be completed at the time 173 of the student’s initial placement into an exceptional student 174 education program and at least once every 3 years by personnel 175 who have received approved training. Nothing listed in the 176 matrix shall be construed as limiting the services a school 177 district must provide in order to ensure that exceptional 178 students are provided a free, appropriate public education. 179 c. Students identified as exceptional, in accordance with 180 chapter 6A-6, Florida Administrative Code, who do not have a 181 matrix of services as specified in sub-subparagraph b. shall 182 generate funds on the basis of full-time-equivalent student 183 membership in the Florida Education Finance Program at the same 184 funding level per student as provided for basic students. 185 Additional funds for these exceptional students will be provided 186 through the guaranteed allocation designated in subparagraph 2. 187 2. For students identified as exceptional who do not have a 188 matrix of services and students who are gifted in grades K 189 through 8, there is created a guaranteed allocation to provide 190 these students with a free appropriate public education, in 191 accordance with s. 1001.42(4)(l) and rules of the State Board of 192 Education, which shall be allocated initially to each school 193 district in the amount provided in the General Appropriations 194 Act or in any law providing funding for the Florida Education 195 Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. These funds shall 196 be supplemental to the funds appropriated for the basic funding 197 level, and the amount allocated for each school district shall 198 be recalculated once during the year, based on actual student 199 membership from the October FTE survey. Upon recalculation, if 200 the generated allocation is greater than the amount provided in 201 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 202 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 203 fiscal year, the total shall be prorated to the level of the 204 appropriation based on each district’s share of the total 205 recalculated amount. These funds shall be used to provide 206 special education and related services for exceptional students 207 and students who are gifted in grades K through 8. A district’s 208 expenditure of funds from the guaranteed allocation for students 209 in grades 9 through 12 who are gifted may not be greater than 210 the amount expended during the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year for gifted 211 students in grades 9 through 12. 212 (f) Supplemental academic instruction; categorical fund.— 213 1. There is created a categorical fund to provide 214 supplemental academic instruction to students in kindergarten 215 through grade 12. This paragraph may be cited as the 216 “Supplemental Academic Instruction Categorical Fund.” 217 2. Categorical funds for supplemental academic instruction 218 shall be allocated annually to each school district in the 219 amount provided in the General Appropriations Act or in any law 220 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 221 the 2017-2018 fiscal year. These funds shall be in addition to 222 the funds appropriated on the basis of FTE student membership in 223 the Florida Education Finance Program and shall be included in 224 the total potential funds of each district. These funds shall be 225 used to provide supplemental academic instruction to students 226 enrolled in the K-12 program. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, 227 each school district that has one or more of the 300 lowest 228 performing elementary schools based on the state reading 229 assessment shall use these funds, together with the funds 230 provided in the district’s research-based reading instruction 231 allocation and other available funds, to provide an additional 232 hour of instruction beyond the normal school day for each day of 233 the entire school year for intensive reading instruction for the 234 students in each of these schools. This additional hour of 235 instruction must be provided by teachers or reading specialists 236 who are effective in teaching reading or by a K-5 mentoring 237 reading program that is supervised by a teacher who is effective 238 at teaching reading. Students enrolled in these schools who have 239 level 5 assessment scores may participate in the additional hour 240 of instruction on an optional basis. Exceptional student 241 education centers shall not be included in the 300 schools. 242 After this requirement has been met, supplemental instruction 243 strategies may include, but are not limited to: modified 244 curriculum, reading instruction, after-school instruction, 245 tutoring, mentoring, class size reduction, extended school year, 246 intensive skills development in summer school, and other methods 247 for improving student achievement. Supplemental instruction may 248 be provided to a student in any manner and at any time during or 249 beyond the regular 180-day term identified by the school as 250 being the most effective and efficient way to best help that 251 student progress from grade to grade and to graduate. 252 3. Effective with the 1999-2000 fiscal year, funding on the 253 basis of FTE membership beyond the 180-day regular term shall be 254 provided in the FEFP only for students enrolled in juvenile 255 justice education programs or in education programs for 256 juveniles placed in secure facilities or programs under s. 257 985.19. Funding for instruction beyond the regular 180-day 258 school year for all other K-12 students shall be provided 259 through the supplemental academic instruction categorical fund 260 and other state, federal, and local fund sources with ample 261 flexibility for schools to provide supplemental instruction to 262 assist students in progressing from grade to grade and 263 graduating. 264 4. The Florida State University School, as a lab school, is 265 authorized to expend from its FEFP or Lottery Enhancement Trust 266 Fund allocation the cost to the student of remediation in 267 reading, writing, or mathematics for any graduate who requires 268 remediation at a postsecondary educational institution. 269 5. Beginning in the 1999-2000 school year, dropout 270 prevention programs as defined in ss. 1003.52, 1003.53(1)(a), 271 (b), and (c), and 1003.54 shall be included in group 1 programs 272 under subparagraph (d)3. 273 (g) Education for speakers of other languages.—A school 274 district or a full-time virtual instruction program is eligible 275 to report full-time equivalent student membership in the ESOL 276 program in the Florida Education Finance Program provided the 277 following conditions are met: 278 1. The school district or the full-time virtual instruction 279 program has a plan approved by the Department of Education. 280 2. The eligible student is identified and assessed as 281 limited English proficient based on assessment criteria. 282 3.a. An eligible student may be reported for funding in the 283 ESOL program for a base period of 3 years. However, a student 284 whose English competency does not meet the criteria for 285 proficiency after 3 years in the ESOL program may be reported 286 for a fourth, fifth, and sixth year of funding, provided his or 287 her limited English proficiency is assessed and properly 288 documented prior to his or her enrollment in each additional 289 year beyond the 3-year base period. 290 b. If a student exits the program and is later reclassified 291 as limited English proficient, the student may be reported in 292 the ESOL program for funding for an additional year, or extended 293 annually for a period not to exceed a total of 6 years pursuant 294 to this paragraph, based on an annual evaluation of the 295 student’s status. 296 4. An eligible student may be reported for funding in the 297 ESOL program for membership in ESOL instruction in English and 298 ESOL instruction or home language instruction in the basic 299 subject areas of mathematics, science, social studies, and 300 computer literacy. 301 (h) Small, isolated high schools.—Districts which levy the 302 maximum nonvoted discretionary millage, exclusive of millage for 303 capital outlay purposes levied pursuant to s. 1011.71(2), may 304 calculate full-time equivalent students for small, isolated high 305 schools by multiplying the number of unweighted full-time 306 equivalent students times 2.75; provided the school has attained 307 a grade of “C” or better, pursuant to s. 1008.34, for the 308 previous school year. For the purpose of this section, the term 309 “small, isolated high school” means any high school which is 310 located no less than 28 miles by the shortest route from another 311 high school; which has been serving students primarily in basic 312 studies provided by sub-subparagraphs (c)1.b. and c. and may 313 include subparagraph (c)4.; and which has a membership of no 314 more than 100 students, but no fewer than 28 students, in grades 315 9 through 12. 316 (i) Calculation of full-time equivalent membership with 317 respect to dual enrollment instruction.—Students enrolled in 318 dual enrollment instruction pursuant to s. 1007.271 may be 319 included in calculations of full-time equivalent student 320 memberships for basic programs for grades 9 through 12 by a 321 district school board. Instructional time for dual enrollment 322 may vary from 900 hours; however, the full-time equivalent 323 student membership value shall be subject to the provisions in 324 s. 1011.61(4). Dual enrollment full-time equivalent student 325 membership shall be calculated in an amount equal to the hours 326 of instruction that would be necessary to earn the full-time 327 equivalent student membership for an equivalent course if it 328 were taught in the school district. Students in dual enrollment 329 courses may also be calculated as the proportional shares of 330 full-time equivalent enrollments they generate for a Florida 331 College System institution or university conducting the dual 332 enrollment instruction. Early admission students shall be 333 considered dual enrollments for funding purposes. Students may 334 be enrolled in dual enrollment instruction provided by an 335 eligible independent college or university and may be included 336 in calculations of full-time equivalent student memberships for 337 basic programs for grades 9 through 12 by a district school 338 board. However, those provisions of law which exempt dual 339 enrolled and early admission students from payment of 340 instructional materials and tuition and fees, including 341 laboratory fees, shall not apply to students who select the 342 option of enrolling in an eligible independent institution. An 343 independent college or university which is located and chartered 344 in Florida, is not for profit, is accredited by the Commission 345 on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 346 or the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 347 and confers degrees as defined in s. 1005.02 shall be eligible 348 for inclusion in the dual enrollment or early admission program. 349 Students enrolled in dual enrollment instruction shall be exempt 350 from the payment of tuition and fees, including laboratory fees. 351 No student enrolled in college credit mathematics or English 352 dual enrollment instruction shall be funded as a dual enrollment 353 unless the student has successfully completed the relevant 354 section of the entry-level examination required pursuant to s. 355 1008.30. 356 (j) Instruction in exploratory career education.—Students 357 in grades 7 through 12 who are enrolled for more than four 358 semesters in exploratory career education may not be counted as 359 full-time equivalent students for this instruction. 360 (k) Study hall.—A student who is enrolled in study hall may 361 not be included in the calculation of full-time equivalent 362 student membership for funding under this section. 363 (l) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 364 membership based on International Baccalaureate examination 365 scores of students.—A value of 0.16 full-time equivalent student 366 membership shall be calculated for each student enrolled in an 367 International Baccalaureate course who receives a score of 4 or 368 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.3 full-time 369 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 370 student who receives an International Baccalaureate diploma. 371 Such value shall be added to the total full-time equivalent 372 student membership in basic programs for grades 9 through 12 in 373 the subsequent fiscal year. Each school district shall allocate 374 80 percent of the funds received from International 375 Baccalaureate bonus FTE funding to the school program whose 376 students generate the funds and to school programs that prepare 377 prospective students to enroll in International Baccalaureate 378 courses. Funds shall be expended solely for the payment of 379 allowable costs associated with the International Baccalaureate 380 program. Allowable costs include International Baccalaureate 381 annual school fees; International Baccalaureate examination 382 fees; salary, benefits, and bonuses for teachers and program 383 coordinators for the International Baccalaureate program and 384 teachers and coordinators who prepare prospective students for 385 the International Baccalaureate program; supplemental books; 386 instructional supplies; instructional equipment or instructional 387 materials for International Baccalaureate courses; other 388 activities that identify prospective International Baccalaureate 389 students or prepare prospective students to enroll in 390 International Baccalaureate courses; and training or 391 professional development for International Baccalaureate 392 teachers. School districts shall allocate the remaining 20 393 percent of the funds received from International Baccalaureate 394 bonus FTE funding for programs that assist academically 395 disadvantaged students to prepare for more rigorous courses. The 396 school district shall distribute to each classroom teacher who 397 provided International Baccalaureate instruction: 398 1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by 399 the International Baccalaureate teacher in each International 400 Baccalaureate course who receives a score of 4 or higher on the 401 International Baccalaureate examination. 402 2. An additional bonus of $500 to each International 403 Baccalaureate teacher in a school designated with a grade of “D” 404 or “F” who has at least one student scoring 4 or higher on the 405 International Baccalaureate examination, regardless of the 406 number of classes taught or of the number of students scoring a 407 4 or higher on the International Baccalaureate examination. 408 409 Bonuses awarded to a teacher according to this paragraph may not 410 exceed $2,000 in any given school year. However, the maximum 411 bonus shall be $3,000 if at least 50 percent of the students 412 enrolled in a teacher’s course earn a score of 4 or higher on 413 the examination in a school designated with a grade of “A,” “B,” 414 or “C”; or if at least 25 percent of the students enrolled in a 415 teacher’s course earn a score of 4 or higher on the examination 416 in a school designated with a grade of “D” or “F.” Bonuses 417 awarded under this paragraph shall be in addition to any regular 418 wage or other bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to 419 receive. For such courses, the teacher shall earn an additional 420 bonus of $50 for each student who has a qualifying score up to 421 the maximum of $3,000 in any given school year. 422 (m) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 423 membership based on Advanced International Certificate of 424 Education examination scores of students.—A value of 0.16 full 425 time equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 426 student enrolled in a full-credit Advanced International 427 Certificate of Education course who receives a score of E or 428 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.08 full-time 429 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 430 student enrolled in a half-credit Advanced International 431 Certificate of Education course who receives a score of E or 432 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.3 full-time 433 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 434 student who receives an Advanced International Certificate of 435 Education diploma. Such value shall be added to the total full 436 time equivalent student membership in basic programs for grades 437 9 through 12 in the subsequent fiscal year. The school district 438 shall distribute to each classroom teacher who provided Advanced 439 International Certificate of Education instruction: 440 1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by 441 the Advanced International Certificate of Education teacher in 442 each full-credit Advanced International Certificate of Education 443 course who receives a score of E or higher on the Advanced 444 International Certificate of Education examination. A bonus in 445 the amount of $25 for each student taught by the Advanced 446 International Certificate of Education teacher in each half 447 credit Advanced International Certificate of Education course 448 who receives a score of E or higher on the Advanced 449 International Certificate of Education examination. 450 2. An additional bonus of $500 to each Advanced 451 International Certificate of Education teacher in a school 452 designated with a grade of “D” or “F” who has at least one 453 student scoring E or higher on the full-credit Advanced 454 International Certificate of Education examination, regardless 455 of the number of classes taught or of the number of students 456 scoring an E or higher on the full-credit Advanced International 457 Certificate of Education examination. 458 3. Additional bonuses of $250 each to teachers of half 459 credit Advanced International Certificate of Education classes 460 in a school designated with a grade of “D” or “F” which has at 461 least one student scoring an E or higher on the half-credit 462 Advanced International Certificate of Education examination in 463 that class. The maximum additional bonus for a teacher awarded 464 in accordance with this subparagraph shall not exceed $500 in 465 any given school year. Teachers receiving an award under 466 subparagraph 2. are not eligible for a bonus under this 467 subparagraph. 468 469 Bonuses awarded to a teacher according to this paragraph shall 470 not exceed $2,000 in any given school year and shall be in 471 addition to any regular wage or other bonus the teacher received 472 or is scheduled to receive. 473 (n) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 474 membership based on college board advanced placement scores of 475 students.—A value of 0.16 full-time equivalent student 476 membership shall be calculated for each student in each advanced 477 placement course who receives a score of 3 or higher on the 478 College Board Advanced Placement Examination for the prior year 479 and added to the total full-time equivalent student membership 480 in basic programs for grades 9 through 12 in the subsequent 481 fiscal year. Each district must allocate at least 80 percent of 482 the funds provided to the district for advanced placement 483 instruction, in accordance with this paragraph, to the high 484 school that generates the funds. The school district shall 485 distribute to each classroom teacher who provided advanced 486 placement instruction: 487 1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by 488 the Advanced Placement teacher in each advanced placement course 489 who receives a score of 3 or higher on the College Board 490 Advanced Placement Examination. 491 2. An additional bonus of $500 to each Advanced Placement 492 teacher in a school designated with a grade of “D” or “F” who 493 has at least one student scoring 3 or higher on the College 494 Board Advanced Placement Examination, regardless of the number 495 of classes taught or of the number of students scoring a 3 or 496 higher on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. 497 498 Bonuses awarded to a teacher according to this paragraph shall 499 not exceed $2,000 in any given school year. However, the maximum 500 bonus shall be $3,000 if at least 50 percent of the students 501 enrolled in a teacher’s course earn a score of 3 or higher on 502 the examination in a school with a grade of “A,” “B,” or “C” or 503 if at least 25 percent of the students enrolled in a teacher’s 504 course earn a score of 3 or higher on the examination in a 505 school with a grade of “D” or “F.” Bonuses awarded under this 506 paragraph shall be in addition to any regular wage or other 507 bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to receive. For such 508 courses, the teacher shall earn an additional bonus of $50 for 509 each student who has a qualifying score up to the maximum of 510 $3,000 in any given school year. 511 (o) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 512 membership based on successful completion of a career-themed 513 course pursuant to ss. 1003.491, 1003.492, and 1003.493, or 514 courses with embedded CAPE industry certifications or CAPE 515 Digital Tool certificates, and issuance of industry 516 certification identified on the CAPE Industry Certification 517 Funding List pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of 518 Education or CAPE Digital Tool certificates pursuant to s. 519 1003.4203.— 520 1.a. A value of 0.025 full-time equivalent student 521 membership shall be calculated for CAPE Digital Tool 522 certificates earned by students in elementary and middle school 523 grades. 524 b. A value of 0.1 or 0.2 full-time equivalent student 525 membership shall be calculated for each student who completes a 526 course as defined in s. 1003.493(1)(b) or courses with embedded 527 CAPE industry certifications and who is issued an industry 528 certification identified annually on the CAPE Industry 529 Certification Funding List approved under rules adopted by the 530 State Board of Education. A value of 0.2 full-time equivalent 531 membership shall be calculated for each student who is issued a 532 CAPE industry certification that has a statewide articulation 533 agreement for college credit approved by the State Board of 534 Education. For CAPE industry certifications that do not 535 articulate for college credit, the Department of Education shall 536 assign a full-time equivalent value of 0.1 for each 537 certification. Middle grades students who earn additional FTE 538 membership for a CAPE Digital Tool certificate pursuant to sub 539 subparagraph a. may not use the previously funded examination to 540 satisfy the requirements for earning an industry certification 541 under this sub-subparagraph. Additional FTE membership for an 542 elementary or middle grades student may not exceed 0.1 for 543 certificates or certifications earned within the same fiscal 544 year. The State Board of Education shall include the assigned 545 values on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List under 546 rules adopted by the state board. Such value shall be added to 547 the total full-time equivalent student membership for grades 6 548 through 12 in the subsequent year. CAPE industry certifications 549 earned through dual enrollment must be reported and funded 550 pursuant to s. 1011.80. However, if a student earns a 551 certification through a dual enrollment course and the 552 certification is not a fundable certification on the 553 postsecondary certification funding list, or the dual enrollment 554 certification is earned as a result of an agreement between a 555 school district and a nonpublic postsecondary institution, the 556 bonus value shall be funded in the same manner as other nondual 557 enrollment course industry certifications. In such cases, the 558 school district may provide for an agreement between the high 559 school and the technical center, or the school district and the 560 postsecondary institution may enter into an agreement for 561 equitable distribution of the bonus funds. 562 c. A value of 0.3 full-time equivalent student membership 563 shall be calculated for student completion of the courses and 564 the embedded certifications identified on the CAPE Industry 565 Certification Funding List and approved by the commissioner 566 pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(a) and 1008.44. 567 d. A value of 0.5 full-time equivalent student membership 568 shall be calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry 569 Certifications that articulate for 15 to 29 college credit 570 hours, and 1.0 full-time equivalent student membership shall be 571 calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry Certifications that 572 articulate for 30 or more college credit hours pursuant to CAPE 573 Acceleration Industry Certifications approved by the 574 commissioner pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(b) and 1008.44. 575 2. Each district must allocate at least 80 percent of the 576 funds provided for CAPE industry certification, in accordance 577 with this paragraph, to the program that generated the funds. 578 This allocation may not be used to supplant funds provided for 579 basic operation of the program. 580 3. For CAPE industry certifications earned in the 2013-2014 581 school year and in subsequent years, the school district shall 582 distribute to each classroom teacher who provided direct 583 instruction toward the attainment of a CAPE industry 584 certification that qualified for additional full-time equivalent 585 membership under subparagraph 1.: 586 a. A bonus of $25 for each student taught by a teacher who 587 provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a 588 CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification 589 Funding List with a weight of 0.1. 590 b. A bonus of $50 for each student taught by a teacher who 591 provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a 592 CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification 593 Funding List with a weight of 0.2. 594 c. A bonus of $75 for each student taught by a teacher who 595 provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a 596 CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification 597 Funding List with a weight of 0.3. 598 d. A bonus of $100 for each student taught by a teacher who 599 provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a 600 CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification 601 Funding List with a weight of 0.5 or 1.0. 602 603 Bonuses awarded pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided to 604 teachers who are employed by the district in the year in which 605 the additional FTE membership calculation is included in the 606 calculation. Bonuses shall be calculated based upon the 607 associated weight of a CAPE industry certification on the CAPE 608 Industry Certification Funding List for the year in which the 609 certification is earned by the student. Any bonus awarded to a 610 teacher under this paragraph may not exceed $3,000 in any given 611 school year and is in addition to any regular wage or other 612 bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to receive. 613 (p) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 614 membership based upon early high school graduation.— Each school 615 district may receive funding for each student who graduates 616 early pursuant to s. 1003.4281. A district may earn 0.25 617 additional FTE for a student who graduates one semester in 618 advance of the student’s cohort and 0.5 additional FTE for a 619 student who graduates 1 year or more in advance of the student’s 620 cohort. If the student was enrolled in the district as a full 621 time high school student for at least 2 years, the district 622 shall report the additional FTE for payment in the subsequent 623 fiscal year. If the student was enrolled in the district for 624 less than 2 years, the district of enrollment shall report the 625 additional FTE and shall transfer a proportionate share of the 626 funds earned for early graduation to the district in which the 627 student was previously enrolled. Additional FTE included in the 628 2014-2015 Florida Education Finance Program for early graduation 629 shall be reported and funded pursuant to this paragraph. 630 (q) Year-round-school programs.—The Commissioner of 631 Education is authorized to adjust student eligibility 632 definitions, funding criteria, and reporting requirements of 633 statutes and rules in order that year-round-school programs may 634 achieve equivalent application of funding requirements with non 635 year-round-school programs. 636 (r) Extended-school-year program.—It is the intent of the 637 Legislature that students be provided additional instruction by 638 extending the school year to 210 days or more. Districts may 639 apply to the Commissioner of Education for funds to be used in 640 planning and implementing an extended-school-year program. 641 (s) Determination of the basic amount for current 642 operation.—The basic amount for current operation to be included 643 in the Florida Education Finance Program for kindergarten 644 through grade 12 for each district shall be the product of the 645 following: 646 1. The full-time equivalent student membership in each 647 program, multiplied by 648 2. The cost factor for each program, adjusted for the 649 maximum as provided by paragraph (c), multiplied by 650 3. The base student allocation. 651 (t) Computation for funding through the Florida Education 652 Finance Program.—The State Board of Education may adopt rules 653 establishing programs, industry certifications, and courses for 654 which the student may earn credit toward high school graduation. 655 (2) DETERMINATION OF DISTRICT COST DIFFERENTIALS.—The 656 Commissioner of Education shall annually compute for each 657 district the current year’s district cost differential. The 658 district cost differential shall be calculated by adding each 659 district’s price level index as published in the Florida Price 660 Level Index for the most recent 3 years and dividing the 661 resulting sum by 3. The result for each district shall be 662 multiplied by 0.008 and to the resulting product shall be added 663 0.200; the sum thus obtained shall be the cost differential for 664 that district for that year. 665 (3) INSERVICE EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL TRAINING EXPENDITURE. 666 Of the amount computed in subsections (1) and (2), a percentage 667 of the base student allocation per full-time equivalent student 668 or other funds shall be expended for educational training 669 programs as determined by the district school board as provided 670 in s. 1012.98. 671 (4) COMPUTATION OF DISTRICT REQUIRED LOCAL EFFORT.—The 672 Legislature shall prescribe the aggregate required local effort 673 for all school districts collectively as an item in the General 674 Appropriations Act for each fiscal year or in any law providing 675 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 676 2018 fiscal year. The amount that each district shall provide 677 annually toward the cost of the Florida Education Finance 678 Program for kindergarten through grade 12 programs shall be 679 calculated as follows: 680 (a) Estimated taxable value calculations.— 681 1.a. Not later than 2 working days before July 19, the 682 Department of Revenue shall certify to the Commissioner of 683 Education its most recent estimate of the taxable value for 684 school purposes in each school district and the total for all 685 school districts in the state for the current calendar year 686 based on the latest available data obtained from the local 687 property appraisers. The value certified shall be the taxable 688 value for school purposes for that year, and no further 689 adjustments shall be made, except those made pursuant to 690 paragraphs (c) and (d), or an assessment roll change required by 691 final judicial decisions as specified in paragraph (15)(b). Not 692 later than July 19, the Commissioner of Education shall compute 693 a millage rate, rounded to the next highest one one-thousandth 694 of a mill, which, when applied to 96 percent of the estimated 695 state total taxable value for school purposes, would generate 696 the prescribed aggregate required local effort for that year for 697 all districts. The Commissioner of Education shall certify to 698 each district school board the millage rate, computed as 699 prescribed in this subparagraph, as the minimum millage rate 700 necessary to provide the district required local effort for that 701 year. 702 b. The General Appropriations Act or any law providing 703 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 704 2018 fiscal year, shall direct the computation of the statewide 705 adjusted aggregate amount for required local effort for all 706 school districts collectively from ad valorem taxes to ensure 707 that no school district’s revenue from required local effort 708 millage will produce more than 90 percent of the district’s 709 total Florida Education Finance Program calculation as 710 calculated and adopted by the Legislature, and the adjustment of 711 the required local effort millage rate of each district that 712 produces more than 90 percent of its total Florida Education 713 Finance Program entitlement to a level that will produce only 90 714 percent of its total Florida Education Finance Program 715 entitlement in the July calculation. 716 2. On the same date as the certification in sub 717 subparagraph 1.a., the Department of Revenue shall certify to 718 the Commissioner of Education for each district: 719 a. Each year for which the property appraiser has certified 720 the taxable value pursuant to s. 193.122(2) or (3), if 721 applicable, since the prior certification under sub-subparagraph 722 1.a. 723 b. For each year identified in sub-subparagraph a., the 724 taxable value certified by the appraiser pursuant to s. 725 193.122(2) or (3), if applicable, since the prior certification 726 under sub-subparagraph 1.a. This is the certification that 727 reflects all final administrative actions of the value 728 adjustment board. 729 (b) Equalization of required local effort.— 730 1. The Department of Revenue shall include with its 731 certifications provided pursuant to paragraph (a) its most 732 recent determination of the assessment level of the prior year’s 733 assessment roll for each county and for the state as a whole. 734 2. The Commissioner of Education shall adjust the required 735 local effort millage of each district for the current year, 736 computed pursuant to paragraph (a), as follows: 737 a. The equalization factor for the prior year’s assessment 738 roll of each district shall be multiplied by 96 percent of the 739 taxable value for school purposes shown on that roll and by the 740 prior year’s required local-effort millage, exclusive of any 741 equalization adjustment made pursuant to this paragraph. The 742 dollar amount so computed shall be the additional required local 743 effort for equalization for the current year. 744 b. Such equalization factor shall be computed as the 745 quotient of the prior year’s assessment level of the state as a 746 whole divided by the prior year’s assessment level of the 747 county, from which quotient shall be subtracted 1. 748 c. The dollar amount of additional required local effort 749 for equalization for each district shall be converted to a 750 millage rate, based on 96 percent of the current year’s taxable 751 value for that district, and added to the required local effort 752 millage determined pursuant to paragraph (a). 753 3. Notwithstanding the limitations imposed pursuant to s. 754 1011.71(1), the total required local-effort millage, including 755 additional required local effort for equalization, shall be an 756 amount not to exceed 10 minus the maximum millage allowed as 757 nonvoted discretionary millage, exclusive of millage authorized 758 pursuant to s. 1011.71(2). Nothing herein shall be construed to 759 allow a millage in excess of that authorized in s. 9, Art. VII 760 of the State Constitution. 761 4. For the purposes of this chapter, the term “assessment 762 level” means the value-weighted mean assessment ratio for the 763 county or state as a whole, as determined pursuant to s. 764 195.096, or as subsequently adjusted. However, for those parcels 765 studied pursuant to s. 195.096(3)(a)1. which are receiving the 766 assessment limitation set forth in s. 193.155, and for which the 767 assessed value is less than the just value, the department shall 768 use the assessed value in the numerator and the denominator of 769 such assessment ratio. In the event a court has adjudicated that 770 the department failed to establish an accurate estimate of an 771 assessment level of a county and recomputation resulting in an 772 accurate estimate based upon the evidence before the court was 773 not possible, that county shall be presumed to have an 774 assessment level equal to that of the state as a whole. 775 5. If, in the prior year, taxes were levied against an 776 interim assessment roll pursuant to s. 193.1145, the assessment 777 level and prior year’s nonexempt assessed valuation used for the 778 purposes of this paragraph shall be those of the interim 779 assessment roll. 780 (c) Exclusion.— 781 1. In those instances in which: 782 a. There is litigation either attacking the authority of 783 the property appraiser to include certain property on the tax 784 assessment roll as taxable property or contesting the assessed 785 value of certain property on the tax assessment roll, and 786 b. The assessed value of the property in contest involves 787 more than 6 percent of the total nonexempt assessment roll, the 788 plaintiff shall provide to the district school board of the 789 county in which the property is located and to the Department of 790 Education a certified copy of the petition and receipt for the 791 good faith payment at the time they are filed with the court. 792 2. For purposes of computing the required local effort for 793 each district affected by such petition, the Department of 794 Education shall exclude from the district’s total nonexempt 795 assessment roll the assessed value of the property in contest 796 and shall add the amount of the good faith payment to the 797 district’s required local effort. 798 (d) Recomputation.—Following final adjudication of any 799 litigation on the basis of which an adjustment in taxable value 800 was made pursuant to paragraph (c), the department shall 801 recompute the required local effort for each district for each 802 year affected by such adjustments, utilizing taxable values 803 approved by the court, and shall adjust subsequent allocations 804 to such districts accordingly. 805 (e) Prior period funding adjustment millage.— 806 1. An additional millage to be known as the Prior Period 807 Funding Adjustment Millage shall be levied by a school district 808 if the prior period unrealized required local effort funds are 809 greater than zero. The Commissioner of Education shall calculate 810 the amount of the prior period unrealized required local effort 811 funds as specified in subparagraph 2. and the millage required 812 to generate that amount as specified in this subparagraph. The 813 Prior Period Funding Adjustment Millage shall be the quotient of 814 the prior period unrealized required local effort funds divided 815 by the current year taxable value certified to the Commissioner 816 of Education pursuant to sub-subparagraph (a)1.a. This levy 817 shall be in addition to the required local effort millage 818 certified pursuant to this subsection. Such millage shall not 819 affect the calculation of the current year’s required local 820 effort, and the funds generated by such levy shall not be 821 included in the district’s Florida Education Finance Program 822 allocation for that fiscal year. For purposes of the millage to 823 be included on the Notice of Proposed Taxes, the Commissioner of 824 Education shall adjust the required local effort millage 825 computed pursuant to paragraph (a) as adjusted by paragraph (b) 826 for the current year for any district that levies a Prior Period 827 Funding Adjustment Millage to include all Prior Period Funding 828 Adjustment Millage. For the purpose of this paragraph, a Prior 829 Period Funding Adjustment Millage shall be levied for each year 830 certified by the Department of Revenue pursuant to sub 831 subparagraph (a)2.a. since the previous year certification and 832 for which the calculation in sub-subparagraph 2.b. is greater 833 than zero. 834 2.a. As used in this subparagraph, the term: 835 (I) “Prior year” means a year certified under sub 836 subparagraph (a)2.a. 837 (II) “Preliminary taxable value” means: 838 (A) If the prior year is the 2009-2010 fiscal year or 839 later, the taxable value certified to the Commissioner of 840 Education pursuant to sub-subparagraph (a)1.a. 841 (B) If the prior year is the 2008-2009 fiscal year or 842 earlier, the taxable value certified pursuant to the final 843 calculation as specified in former paragraph (b) as that 844 paragraph existed in the prior year. 845 (III) “Final taxable value” means the district’s taxable 846 value as certified by the property appraiser pursuant to s. 847 193.122(2) or (3), if applicable. This is the certification that 848 reflects all final administrative actions of the value 849 adjustment board. 850 b. For purposes of this subsection and with respect to each 851 year certified pursuant to sub-subparagraph (a)2.a., if the 852 district’s prior year preliminary taxable value is greater than 853 the district’s prior year final taxable value, the prior period 854 unrealized required local effort funds are the difference 855 between the district’s prior year preliminary taxable value and 856 the district’s prior year final taxable value, multiplied by the 857 prior year district required local effort millage. If the 858 district’s prior year preliminary taxable value is less than the 859 district’s prior year final taxable value, the prior period 860 unrealized required local effort funds are zero. 861 c. If a district’s prior period unrealized required local 862 effort funds and prior period district required local effort 863 millage cannot be determined because such district’s final 864 taxable value has not yet been certified pursuant to s. 865 193.122(2) or (3), the Prior Period Funding Adjustment Millage 866 for such fiscal year shall be levied, if not previously levied, 867 in an amount equal to 75 percent of such district’s most recent 868 unrealized required local effort for which a Prior Period 869 Funding Adjustment Millage was determined as provided in this 870 section. Upon certification of the final taxable value in 871 accordance with s. 193.122(2) or (3) for a tax roll for which a 872 75 percent Prior Period Funding Adjustment Millage was levied, 873 the next Prior Period Funding Adjustment Millage shall be 874 adjusted to include any shortfall or surplus in the prior period 875 unrealized required local effort funds that would have been 876 levied, had the district’s final taxable value been certified 877 pursuant to s. 193.122(2) or (3). If this adjustment is made for 878 a surplus, the reduction in prior period millage may not exceed 879 the prior period funding adjustment millage calculated pursuant 880 to subparagraph 1. and sub-subparagraphs a. and b., or pursuant 881 to this sub-subparagraph, whichever is applicable, and any 882 additional reduction shall be carried forward to the subsequent 883 fiscal year. 884 (5) DISCRETIONARY MILLAGE COMPRESSION SUPPLEMENT.—The 885 Legislature shall prescribe in the General Appropriations Act, 886 pursuant to s. 1011.71(1), or in any law providing funding for 887 the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 888 year, the rate of nonvoted current operating discretionary 889 millage that shall be used to calculate a discretionary millage 890 compression supplement. If the prescribed millage generates an 891 amount of funds per unweighted FTE for the district that is less 892 than the state average, the district shall receive an amount per 893 FTE that, when added to the funds per FTE generated by the 894 designated levy, shall equal the state average. 895 (6) CATEGORICAL FUNDS.— 896 (a) In addition to the basic amount for current operations 897 for the FEFP as determined in subsection (1), the Legislature 898 may appropriate categorical funding for specified programs, 899 activities, or purposes. 900 (b) If a district school board finds and declares in a 901 resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the school board that 902 the funds received for any of the following categorical 903 appropriations are urgently needed to maintain school board 904 specified academic classroom instruction, the school board may 905 consider and approve an amendment to the school district 906 operating budget transferring the identified amount of the 907 categorical funds to the appropriate account for expenditure: 908 1. Funds for student transportation. 909 2. Funds for safe schools. 910 3. Funds for supplemental academic instruction if the 911 required additional hour of instruction beyond the normal school 912 day for each day of the entire school year has been provided for 913 the students in each low-performing elementary school in the 914 district pursuant to paragraph (1)(f). 915 4. Funds for research-based reading instruction if the 916 required additional hour of instruction beyond the normal school 917 day for each day of the entire school year has been provided for 918 the students in each low-performing elementary school in the 919 district pursuant to paragraph (9)(a). 920 5. Funds for instructional materials if all instructional 921 material purchases necessary to provide updated materials that 922 are aligned with applicable state standards and course 923 descriptions and that meet statutory requirements of content and 924 learning have been completed for that fiscal year, but no sooner 925 than March 1. Funds available after March 1 may be used to 926 purchase hardware for student instruction. 927 (c) Each district school board shall include in its annual 928 financial report to the Department of Education the amount of 929 funds the school board transferred from each of the categorical 930 funds identified in this subsection and the specific academic 931 classroom instruction for which the transferred funds were 932 expended. The Department of Education shall provide instructions 933 and specify the format to be used in submitting this required 934 information as a part of the district annual financial report. 935 The Department of Education shall submit a report to the 936 Legislature that identifies by district and by categorical fund 937 the amount transferred and the specific academic classroom 938 activity for which the funds were expended. 939 (d) If a district school board transfers funds from its 940 research-based reading instruction allocation, the board must 941 also submit to the Department of Education an amendment 942 describing the changes that the district is making to its 943 reading plan approved pursuant to paragraph (9)(d). 944 (7) DETERMINATION OF SPARSITY SUPPLEMENT.— 945 (a) Annually, in an amount to be determined by the 946 Legislature through the General Appropriations Act or through 947 any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 948 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, there shall be added to 949 the basic amount for current operation of the FEFP qualified 950 districts a sparsity supplement which shall be computed as 951 follows: 952 953 Sparsity Factor = 1101.8918 -0.1101 954 2700 + districtsparsityIndex 955 956 except that districts with a sparsity index of 1,000 or less 957 shall be computed as having a sparsity index of 1,000, and 958 districts having a sparsity index of 7,308 and above shall be 959 computed as having a sparsity factor of zero. A qualified 960 district’s full-time equivalent student membership shall equal 961 or be less than that prescribed annually by the Legislature in 962 the appropriations act or in any law providing funding for the 963 Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. 964 The amount prescribed annually by the Legislature shall be no 965 less than 17,000, but no more than 24,000. 966 (b) The district sparsity index shall be computed by 967 dividing the total number of full-time equivalent students in 968 all programs in the district by the number of senior high school 969 centers in the district, not in excess of three, which centers 970 are approved as permanent centers by a survey made by the 971 Department of Education. 972 (c) If the sparsity supplement calculated in paragraphs (a) 973 and (b) for an eligible district is less than $100 per full-time 974 equivalent student, the district’s supplement shall be increased 975 to $100 per FTE or to the minimum amount per FTE designated in 976 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 977 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 978 fiscal year. 979 (d) Each district’s allocation of sparsity supplement funds 980 shall be adjusted in the following manner: 981 1. A maximum discretionary levy per FTE value for each 982 district shall be calculated by dividing the value of each 983 district’s maximum discretionary levy by its FTE student count. 984 2. A state average discretionary levy value per FTE shall 985 be calculated by dividing the total maximum discretionary levy 986 value for all districts by the state total FTE student count. 987 3. A total potential funds per FTE for each district shall 988 be calculated by dividing the total potential funds, not 989 including Florida School Recognition Program funds and the 990 minimum guarantee funds, for each district by its FTE student 991 count. 992 4. A state average total potential funds per FTE shall be 993 calculated by dividing the total potential funds, not including 994 Florida School Recognition Program funds and the minimum 995 guarantee funds, for all districts by the state total FTE 996 student count. 997 5. For districts that have a levy value per FTE as 998 calculated in subparagraph 1. higher than the state average 999 calculated in subparagraph 2., a sparsity wealth adjustment 1000 shall be calculated as the product of the difference between the 1001 state average levy value per FTE calculated in subparagraph 2. 1002 and the district’s levy value per FTE calculated in subparagraph 1003 1. and the district’s FTE student count and -1. However, no 1004 district shall have a sparsity wealth adjustment that, when 1005 applied to the total potential funds calculated in subparagraph 1006 3., would cause the district’s total potential funds per FTE to 1007 be less than the state average calculated in subparagraph 4. 1008 6. Each district’s sparsity supplement allocation shall be 1009 calculated by adding the amount calculated as specified in 1010 paragraphs (a) and (b) and the wealth adjustment amount 1011 calculated in this paragraph. 1012 (8) DECLINE IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STUDENTS.—In those 1013 districts where there is a decline between prior year and 1014 current year unweighted FTE students, a percentage of the 1015 decline in the unweighted FTE students as determined by the 1016 Legislature shall be multiplied by the prior year calculated 1017 FEFP per unweighted FTE student and shall be added to the 1018 allocation for that district. For this purpose, the calculated 1019 FEFP shall be computed by multiplying the weighted FTE students 1020 by the base student allocation and then by the district cost 1021 differential. If a district transfers a program to another 1022 institution not under the authority of the district’s school 1023 board, including a charter technical career center, the decline 1024 is to be multiplied by a factor of 0.15. However, if the funds 1025 provided for the Florida Education Finance Program in the 1026 General Appropriations Act for any fiscal year or in any law 1027 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 1028 the 2017-2018 fiscal year are reduced by a subsequent 1029 appropriation for that fiscal year, the percent of the decline 1030 in the unweighted FTE students to be funded shall be determined 1031 by the Legislature and designated in the subsequent 1032 appropriation. 1033 (9) RESEARCH-BASED READING INSTRUCTION ALLOCATION.— 1034 (a) The research-based reading instruction allocation is 1035 created to provide comprehensive reading instruction to students 1036 in kindergarten through grade 12. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, 1037 in each school district that has one or more of the 300 lowest 1038 performing elementary schools based on the state reading 1039 assessment, priority shall be given to providing an additional 1040 hour per day of intensive reading instruction beyond the normal 1041 school day for each day of the entire school year for the 1042 students in each school. Students enrolled in these schools who 1043 have level 5 assessment scores may participate in the additional 1044 hour of instruction on an optional basis. Exceptional student 1045 education centers shall not be included in the 300 schools. The 1046 intensive reading instruction delivered in this additional hour 1047 and for other students shall include: research-based reading 1048 instruction that has been proven to accelerate progress of 1049 students exhibiting a reading deficiency; differentiated 1050 instruction based on student assessment data to meet students’ 1051 specific reading needs; explicit and systematic reading 1052 development in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, 1053 and comprehension, with more extensive opportunities for guided 1054 practice, error correction, and feedback; and the integration of 1055 social studies, science, and mathematics-text reading, text 1056 discussion, and writing in response to reading. For the 2012 1057 2013 and 2013-2014 fiscal years, a school district may not hire 1058 more reading coaches than were hired during the 2011-2012 fiscal 1059 year unless all students in kindergarten through grade 5 who 1060 demonstrate a reading deficiency, as determined by district and 1061 state assessments, including students scoring Level 1 or Level 2 1062 on the statewide, standardized reading assessment or, upon 1063 implementation, the English Language Arts assessment, are 1064 provided an additional hour per day of intensive reading 1065 instruction beyond the normal school day for each day of the 1066 entire school year. 1067 (b) Funds for comprehensive, research-based reading 1068 instruction shall be allocated annually to each school district 1069 in the amount provided in the General Appropriations Act or in 1070 any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1071 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Each eligible school 1072 district shall receive the same minimum amount as specified in 1073 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 1074 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 1075 fiscal year, and any remaining funds shall be distributed to 1076 eligible school districts based on each school district’s 1077 proportionate share of K-12 base funding. 1078 (c) Funds allocated under this subsection must be used to 1079 provide a system of comprehensive reading instruction to 1080 students enrolled in the K-12 programs, which may include the 1081 following: 1082 1. The provision of an additional hour per day of intensive 1083 reading instruction to students in the 300 lowest-performing 1084 elementary schools by teachers and reading specialists who are 1085 effective in teaching reading. 1086 2. Kindergarten through grade 5 reading intervention 1087 teachers to provide intensive intervention during the school day 1088 and in the required extra hour for students identified as having 1089 a reading deficiency. 1090 3. The provision of highly qualified reading coaches to 1091 specifically support teachers in making instructional decisions 1092 based on student data, and improve teacher delivery of effective 1093 reading instruction, intervention, and reading in the content 1094 areas based on student need. 1095 4. Professional development for school district teachers in 1096 scientifically based reading instruction, including strategies 1097 to teach reading in content areas and with an emphasis on 1098 technical and informational text. 1099 5. The provision of summer reading camps for all students 1100 in kindergarten through grade 2 who demonstrate a reading 1101 deficiency as determined by district and state assessments, and 1102 students in grades 3 through 5 who score at Level 1 on the 1103 statewide, standardized reading assessment or, upon 1104 implementation, the English Language Arts assessment. 1105 6. The provision of supplemental instructional materials 1106 that are grounded in scientifically based reading research. 1107 7. The provision of intensive interventions for students in 1108 kindergarten through grade 12 who have been identified as having 1109 a reading deficiency or who are reading below grade level as 1110 determined by the statewide, standardized assessment. 1111 (d) Annually, by a date determined by the Department of 1112 Education but before May 1, school districts shall submit a K-12 1113 comprehensive reading plan for the specific use of the research 1114 based reading instruction allocation in the format prescribed by 1115 the department for review and approval by the Just Read, 1116 Florida! Office created pursuant to s. 1001.215. The plan 1117 annually submitted by school districts shall be deemed approved 1118 unless the department rejects the plan on or before June 1. If a 1119 school district and the Just Read, Florida! Office cannot reach 1120 agreement on the contents of the plan, the school district may 1121 appeal to the State Board of Education for resolution. School 1122 districts shall be allowed reasonable flexibility in designing 1123 their plans and shall be encouraged to offer reading 1124 intervention through innovative methods, including career 1125 academies. The plan format shall be developed with input from 1126 school district personnel, including teachers and principals, 1127 and shall allow courses in core, career, and alternative 1128 programs that deliver intensive reading remediation through 1129 integrated curricula, provided that the teacher is deemed highly 1130 qualified to teach reading or working toward that status. No 1131 later than July 1 annually, the department shall release the 1132 school district’s allocation of appropriated funds to those 1133 districts having approved plans. A school district that spends 1134 100 percent of this allocation on its approved plan shall be 1135 deemed to have been in compliance with the plan. The department 1136 may withhold funds upon a determination that reading instruction 1137 allocation funds are not being used to implement the approved 1138 plan. The department shall monitor and track the implementation 1139 of each district plan, including conducting site visits and 1140 collecting specific data on expenditures and reading improvement 1141 results. By February 1 of each year, the department shall report 1142 its findings to the Legislature. 1143 (10) CALCULATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOCATION FOR JUVENILE 1144 JUSTICE EDUCATION PROGRAMS.—The total K-12 weighted full-time 1145 equivalent student membership in juvenile justice education 1146 programs in each school district shall be multiplied by the 1147 amount of the state average class-size-reduction factor 1148 multiplied by the district’s cost differential. An amount equal 1149 to the sum of this calculation shall be allocated in the FEFP to 1150 each school district to supplement other sources of funding for 1151 students in juvenile justice education programs. 1152 (11) VIRTUAL EDUCATION CONTRIBUTION.—The Legislature may 1153 annually provide in the Florida Education Finance Program a 1154 virtual education contribution. The amount of the virtual 1155 education contribution shall be the difference between the 1156 amount per FTE established in the General Appropriations Act or 1157 in any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1158 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year for virtual education and 1159 the amount per FTE for each district and the Florida Virtual 1160 School, which may be calculated by taking the sum of the base 1161 FEFP allocation, the discretionary local effort, the state 1162 funded discretionary contribution, the discretionary millage 1163 compression supplement, the research-based reading instruction 1164 allocation, and the instructional materials allocation, and then 1165 dividing by the total unweighted FTE. This difference shall be 1166 multiplied by the virtual education unweighted FTE for programs 1167 and options identified in s. 1002.455(3) and the Florida Virtual 1168 School and its franchises to equal the virtual education 1169 contribution and shall be included as a separate allocation in 1170 the funding formula. 1171 (12) FLORIDA DIGITAL CLASSROOMS ALLOCATION.— 1172 (a) The Florida digital classrooms allocation is created to 1173 support school district and school efforts and strategies to 1174 improve outcomes related to student performance by integrating 1175 technology in classroom teaching and learning. The outcomes must 1176 be measurable and may also be unique to the needs of individual 1177 schools and school districts within the general parameters 1178 established by the Department of Education. 1179 (b) Each district school board shall adopt a district 1180 digital classrooms plan that meets the unique needs of students, 1181 schools, and personnel and submit the plan for approval to the 1182 Department of Education. In addition, each district school board 1183 must, at a minimum, seek input from the district’s 1184 instructional, curriculum, and information technology staff to 1185 develop the district digital classrooms plan. The district’s 1186 plan must be within the general parameters established in the 1187 Florida digital classrooms plan pursuant to s. 1001.20. In 1188 addition, if the district participates in federal technology 1189 initiatives and grant programs, the district digital classrooms 1190 plan must include a plan for meeting requirements of such 1191 initiatives and grant programs. Funds allocated under this 1192 subsection must be used to support implementation of district 1193 digital classrooms plans. By October 1, 2014, and by March 1 of 1194 each year thereafter, on a date determined by the department, 1195 each district school board shall submit to the department, in a 1196 format prescribed by the department, a digital classrooms plan. 1197 At a minimum, such plan must include, and be annually updated to 1198 reflect, the following: 1199 1. Measurable student performance outcomes. Outcomes 1200 related to student performance, including outcomes for students 1201 with disabilities, must be tied to the efforts and strategies to 1202 improve outcomes related to student performance by integrating 1203 technology in classroom teaching and learning. Results of the 1204 outcomes shall be reported at least annually for the current 1205 school year and subsequent 3 years and be accompanied by an 1206 independent evaluation and validation of the reported results. 1207 2. Digital learning and technology infrastructure purchases 1208 and operational activities. Such purchases and activities must 1209 be tied to the measurable outcomes under subparagraph 1., 1210 including, but not limited to, connectivity, broadband access, 1211 wireless capacity, Internet speed, and data security, all of 1212 which must meet or exceed minimum requirements and protocols 1213 established by the department. For each year that the district 1214 uses funds for infrastructure, a third-party, independent 1215 evaluation of the district’s technology inventory and 1216 infrastructure needs must accompany the district’s plan. 1217 3. Professional development purchases and operational 1218 activities. Such purchases and activities must be tied to the 1219 measurable outcomes under subparagraph 1., including, but not 1220 limited to, using technology in the classroom and improving 1221 digital literacy and competency. 1222 4. Digital tool purchases and operational activities. Such 1223 purchases and activities must be tied to the measurable outcomes 1224 under subparagraph 1., including, but not limited to, 1225 competency-based credentials that measure and demonstrate 1226 digital competency and certifications; third-party assessments 1227 that demonstrate acquired knowledge and use of digital 1228 applications; and devices that meet or exceed minimum 1229 requirements and protocols established by the department. 1230 5. Online assessment-related purchases and operational 1231 activities. Such purchases and activities must be tied to the 1232 measurable outcomes under subparagraph 1., including, but not 1233 limited to, expanding the capacity to administer assessments and 1234 compatibility with minimum assessment protocols and requirements 1235 established by the department. 1236 (c) The Legislature shall annually provide in the General 1237 Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for the 1238 Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year 1239 the FEFP allocation for implementation of the Florida digital 1240 classrooms plan to be calculated in an amount up to 1 percent of 1241 the base student allocation multiplied by the total K-12 full 1242 time equivalent student enrollment included in the FEFP 1243 calculations for the legislative appropriation or as provided in 1244 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 1245 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 1246 fiscal year. Each school district shall be provided a minimum of 1247 $250,000, with the remaining balance of the allocation to be 1248 distributed based on each district’s proportion of the total K 1249 12 full-time equivalent student enrollment. Distribution of 1250 funds for the Florida digital classrooms allocation shall begin 1251 following submittal of each district’s digital classrooms plan, 1252 which must include formal verification of the superintendent’s 1253 approval of the digital classrooms plan of each charter school 1254 in the district, and approval of the plan by the department. 1255 Prior to the distribution of the Florida digital classrooms 1256 allocation funds, each district school superintendent shall 1257 certify to the Commissioner of Education that the district 1258 school board has approved a comprehensive district digital 1259 classrooms plan that supports the fidelity of implementation of 1260 the Florida digital classrooms allocation. District allocations 1261 shall be recalculated during the fiscal year consistent with the 1262 periodic recalculation of the FEFP. School districts shall 1263 provide a proportionate share of the digital classrooms 1264 allocation to each charter school in the district, as required 1265 for categorical programs in s. 1002.33(17)(b). A school district 1266 may use a competitive process to distribute funds for the 1267 Florida digital classrooms allocation to the schools within the 1268 school district. 1269 (d) To facilitate the implementation of the district 1270 digital classrooms plans and charter school digital classrooms 1271 plans, the commissioner shall support statewide, coordinated 1272 partnerships and efforts of this state’s education practitioners 1273 in the field, including, but not limited to, superintendents, 1274 principals, and teachers, to identify and share best practices, 1275 corrective actions, and other identified needs. 1276 (e) Beginning in the 2015-2016 fiscal year and each year 1277 thereafter, each district school board shall report to the 1278 department its use of funds provided through the Florida digital 1279 classrooms allocation and student performance outcomes in 1280 accordance with the district’s digital classrooms plan. The 1281 department may contract with an independent third-party entity 1282 to conduct an annual independent verification of the district’s 1283 use of Florida digital classrooms allocation funds in accordance 1284 with the district’s digital classrooms plan. In the event an 1285 independent third-party verification is not conducted, the 1286 Auditor General shall, during scheduled operational audits of 1287 the school districts, verify compliance of the use of Florida 1288 digital classrooms allocation funds in accordance with the 1289 district’s digital classrooms plan. No later than October 1 of 1290 each year, beginning in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the 1291 commissioner shall provide to the Governor, the President of the 1292 Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives a 1293 summary of each district’s use of funds, student performance 1294 outcomes, and progress toward meeting statutory requirements and 1295 timelines. 1296 (f) Each school district shall provide teachers, 1297 administrators, students, and parents with access to: 1298 1. Instructional materials in digital or electronic format, 1299 as defined in s. 1006.29. 1300 2. Digital materials, including those digital materials 1301 that enable students to earn certificates and industry 1302 certifications pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1008.44. 1303 3. Teaching and learning tools and resources, including the 1304 ability for teachers and administrators to manage, assess, and 1305 monitor student performance data. 1306 (13) FEDERALLY CONNECTED STUDENT SUPPLEMENT.—The federally 1307 connected student supplement is created to provide supplemental 1308 funding for school districts to support the education of 1309 students connected with federally owned military installations, 1310 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) real 1311 property, and Indian lands. To be eligible for this supplement, 1312 the district must be eligible for federal Impact Aid Program 1313 funds under s. 8003 of Title VIII of the Elementary and 1314 Secondary Education Act of 1965. The supplement shall be 1315 allocated annually to each eligible school district in the 1316 amount provided in the General Appropriations Act or in any law 1317 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 1318 the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The supplement shall be the sum of 1319 the student allocation and an exempt property allocation. 1320 (a) The student allocation shall be calculated based on the 1321 number of students reported for federal Impact Aid Program 1322 funds, including students with disabilities, who meet one of the 1323 following criteria: 1324 1. The student has a parent who is on active duty in the 1325 uniformed services or is an accredited foreign government 1326 official and military officer. Students with disabilities shall 1327 also be reported separately for this category. 1328 2. The student resides on eligible federally owned Indian 1329 land. Students with disabilities shall also be reported 1330 separately for this category. 1331 3. The student resides with a civilian parent who lives or 1332 works on eligible federal property connected with a military 1333 installation or NASA. The number of these students shall be 1334 multiplied by a factor of 0.5. 1335 (b) The total number of federally connected students 1336 calculated under paragraph (a) shall be multiplied by a 1337 percentage of the base student allocation as provided in the 1338 General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for 1339 the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 1340 year. The total of the number of students with disabilities as 1341 reported separately under subparagraphs (a)1. and 2. shall be 1342 multiplied by an additional percentage of the base student 1343 allocation as provided in the General Appropriations Act or in 1344 any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1345 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The base amount and the 1346 amount for students with disabilities shall be summed to provide 1347 the student allocation. 1348 (c) The exempt property allocation shall be equal to the 1349 tax-exempt value of federal impact aid lands reserved as 1350 military installations, real property owned by NASA, or eligible 1351 federally owned Indian lands located in the district, as of 1352 January 1 of the previous year, multiplied by the millage 1353 authorized and levied under s. 1011.71(2). 1354 (14) QUALITY ASSURANCE GUARANTEE.—The Legislature may 1355 annually in the General Appropriations Act or in any law 1356 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 1357 the 2017-2018 fiscal year determine a percentage increase in 1358 funds per K-12 unweighted FTE as a minimum guarantee to each 1359 school district. The guarantee shall be calculated from prior 1360 year base funding per unweighted FTE student which shall include 1361 the adjusted FTE dollars as provided in subsection (15), quality 1362 guarantee funds, and actual nonvoted discretionary local effort 1363 from taxes. From the base funding per unweighted FTE, the 1364 increase shall be calculated for the current year. The current 1365 year funds from which the guarantee shall be determined shall 1366 include the adjusted FTE dollars as provided in subsection (15) 1367 and potential nonvoted discretionary local effort from taxes. A 1368 comparison of current year funds per unweighted FTE to prior 1369 year funds per unweighted FTE shall be computed. For those 1370 school districts which have less than the legislatively assigned 1371 percentage increase, funds shall be provided to guarantee the 1372 assigned percentage increase in funds per unweighted FTE 1373 student. Should appropriated funds be less than the sum of this 1374 calculated amount for all districts, the commissioner shall 1375 prorate each district’s allocation. This provision shall be 1376 implemented to the extent specifically funded. 1377 (15) TOTAL ALLOCATION OF STATE FUNDS TO EACH DISTRICT FOR 1378 CURRENT OPERATION.—The total annual state allocation to each 1379 district for current operation for the FEFP shall be distributed 1380 periodically in the manner prescribed in the General 1381 Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for the 1382 Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. 1383 (a) If the funds appropriated for current operation of the 1384 FEFP are not sufficient to pay the state requirement in full, 1385 the department shall prorate the available state funds to each 1386 district in the following manner: 1387 1. Determine the percentage of proration by dividing the 1388 sum of the total amount for current operation, as provided in 1389 this paragraph for all districts collectively, and the total 1390 district required local effort into the sum of the state funds 1391 available for current operation and the total district required 1392 local effort. 1393 2. Multiply the percentage so determined by the sum of the 1394 total amount for current operation as provided in this paragraph 1395 and the required local effort for each individual district. 1396 3. From the product of such multiplication, subtract the 1397 required local effort of each district; and the remainder shall 1398 be the amount of state funds allocated to the district for 1399 current operation. However, no calculation subsequent to the 1400 appropriation shall result in negative state funds for any 1401 district. 1402 (b) The amount thus obtained shall be the net annual 1403 allocation to each school district. However, if it is determined 1404 that any school district received an underallocation or 1405 overallocation for any prior year because of an arithmetical 1406 error, assessment roll change required by final judicial 1407 decision, full-time equivalent student membership error, or any 1408 allocation error revealed in an audit report, the allocation to 1409 that district shall be appropriately adjusted. Beginning with 1410 the 2011-2012 fiscal year, if a special program cost factor is 1411 less than the basic program cost factor, an audit adjustment may 1412 not result in the reclassification of the special program FTE to 1413 the basic program FTE. If the Department of Education audit 1414 adjustment recommendation is based upon controverted findings of 1415 fact, the Commissioner of Education is authorized to establish 1416 the amount of the adjustment based on the best interests of the 1417 state. 1418 (c) The amount thus obtained shall represent the net annual 1419 state allocation to each district; however, notwithstanding any 1420 of the provisions herein, each district shall be guaranteed a 1421 minimum level of funding in the amount and manner prescribed in 1422 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 1423 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 1424 fiscal year. 1425 (16) COMPUTATION OF PRIOR YEAR DISTRICT REQUIRED LOCAL 1426 EFFORT.—Calculations required in this section shall be based on 1427 95 percent of the taxable value for school purposes for fiscal 1428 years prior to the 2010-2011 fiscal year. 1429 Section 3. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) of 1430 section 1011.67, Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 1431 1011.67 Funds for instructional materials.— 1432 (1) The department is authorized to allocate and distribute 1433 to each district an amount as prescribed annually by the 1434 Legislature for instructional materials for student membership 1435 in basic and special programs in grades K-12, which will provide 1436 for growth and maintenance needs. For purposes of this 1437 subsection, unweighted full-time equivalent students enrolled in 1438 the lab schools in state universities are to be included as 1439 school district students and reported as such to the department. 1440 The annual allocation shall be determined as follows: 1441 (a) The growth allocation for each school district shall be 1442 calculated as follows: 1443 1. Subtract from that district’s projected full-time 1444 equivalent membership of students in basic and special programs 1445 in grades K-12 used in determining the initial allocation of the 1446 Florida Education Finance Program, the prior year’s full-time 1447 equivalent membership of students in basic and special programs 1448 in grades K-12 for that district. 1449 2. Multiply any such increase in full-time equivalent 1450 student membership by the allocation for a set of instructional 1451 materials, as determined by the department, or as provided for 1452 in the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing 1453 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 1454 2018 fiscal year. 1455 3. The amount thus determined shall be that district’s 1456 initial allocation for growth for the school year. However, the 1457 department shall recompute and adjust the initial allocation 1458 based on actual full-time equivalent student membership data for 1459 that year. 1460 (b) The maintenance of the instructional materials 1461 allocation for each school district shall be calculated by 1462 multiplying each district’s prior year full-time equivalent 1463 membership of students in basic and special programs in grades 1464 K-12 by the allocation for maintenance of a set of instructional 1465 materials as provided for in the General Appropriations Act or 1466 in any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1467 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The amount thus 1468 determined shall be that district’s initial allocation for 1469 maintenance for the school year; however, the department shall 1470 recompute and adjust the initial allocation based on such actual 1471 full-time equivalent student membership data for that year. 1472 Section 4. Subsection (1) of section 1011.685, Florida 1473 Statutes, is amended to read: 1474 1011.685 Class size reduction; operating categorical fund.— 1475 (1) There is created an operating categorical fund for 1476 implementing the class size reduction provisions of s. 1, Art. 1477 IX of the State Constitution. These funds shall be allocated to 1478 each school district in the amount prescribed by the Legislature 1479 in the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing 1480 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 1481 2018 fiscal year. 1482 Section 5. Subsections (1), (3), and (9) of section 1483 1011.71, Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 1484 1011.71 District school tax.— 1485 (1) If the district school tax is not provided in the 1486 General Appropriations Act or the substantive bill implementing 1487 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 1488 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 1489 fiscal year, each district school board desiring to participate 1490 in the state allocation of funds for current operation as 1491 prescribed by s. 1011.62(15) shall levy on the taxable value for 1492 school purposes of the district, exclusive of millage voted 1493 under s. 9(b) or s. 12, Art. VII of the State Constitution, a 1494 millage rate not to exceed the amount certified by the 1495 commissioner as the minimum millage rate necessary to provide 1496 the district required local effort for the current year, 1497 pursuant to s. 1011.62(4)(a)1. In addition to the required local 1498 effort millage levy, each district school board may levy a 1499 nonvoted current operating discretionary millage. The 1500 Legislature shall prescribe annually in the appropriations act 1501 the maximum amount of millage a district may levy. 1502 (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), if the revenue from 1.5 1503 mills is insufficient to meet the payments due under a lease 1504 purchase agreement entered into before June 30, 2009, by a 1505 district school board pursuant to paragraph (2)(e), or to meet 1506 other critical district fixed capital outlay needs, the board, 1507 in addition to the 1.5 mills, may levy up to 0.25 mills for 1508 fixed capital outlay in lieu of levying an equivalent amount of 1509 the discretionary mills for operations as provided in the 1510 General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for 1511 the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 1512 year. Millage levied pursuant to this subsection is subject to 1513 the provisions of s. 200.065 and, combined with the 1.5 mills 1514 authorized in subsection (2), may not exceed 1.75 mills. If the 1515 district chooses to use up to 0.25 mills for fixed capital 1516 outlay, the compression adjustment pursuant to s. 1011.62(5) 1517 shall be calculated for the standard discretionary millage that 1518 is not eligible for transfer to capital outlay. 1519 (9) In addition to the maximum millage levied under this 1520 section and the General Appropriations Act or in any law 1521 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 1522 the 2017-2018 fiscal year, a school district may levy, by local 1523 referendum or in a general election, additional millage for 1524 school operational purposes up to an amount that, when combined 1525 with nonvoted millage levied under this section, does not exceed 1526 the 10-mill limit established in s. 9(b), Art. VII of the State 1527 Constitution. Any such levy shall be for a maximum of 4 years 1528 and shall be counted as part of the 10-mill limit established in 1529 s. 9(b), Art. VII of the State Constitution. Millage elections 1530 conducted under the authority granted pursuant to this section 1531 are subject to s. 1011.73. Funds generated by such additional 1532 millage do not become a part of the calculation of the Florida 1533 Education Finance Program total potential funds in 2001-2002 or 1534 any subsequent year and must not be incorporated in the 1535 calculation of any hold-harmless or other component of the 1536 Florida Education Finance Program formula in any year. If an 1537 increase in required local effort, when added to existing 1538 millage levied under the 10-mill limit, would result in a 1539 combined millage in excess of the 10-mill limit, any millage 1540 levied pursuant to this subsection shall be considered to be 1541 required local effort to the extent that the district millage 1542 would otherwise exceed the 10-mill limit. 1543 Section 6. Subsection (2) of section 1012.71, Florida 1544 Statutes, is amended to read: 1545 1012.71 The Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance 1546 Program.— 1547 (2) The Legislature, in the General Appropriations Act or 1548 in any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1549 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, shall determine funding 1550 for the Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance Program. 1551 The funds appropriated are for classroom teachers to purchase, 1552 on behalf of the school district or charter school, classroom 1553 materials and supplies for the public school students assigned 1554 to them and may not be used to purchase equipment. The funds 1555 appropriated shall be used to supplement the materials and 1556 supplies otherwise available to classroom teachers. From the 1557 funds appropriated for the Florida Teachers Classroom Supply 1558 Assistance Program, the Commissioner of Education shall 1559 calculate an amount for each school district based upon each 1560 school district’s proportionate share of the state’s total 1561 unweighted FTE student enrollment and shall disburse the funds 1562 to the school districts by July 15. 1563 Section 7. If any law amended by this act was also amended 1564 by a law enacted during the 2017 Regular Session of the 1565 Legislature, such laws shall be construed as if enacted during 1566 the same session of the Legislature, and full effect shall be 1567 given to each if possible. 1568 Section 8. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017; or, if 1569 this act fails to become a law until after that date, it shall 1570 take effect upon becoming a law and shall operate retroactively 1571 to July 1, 2017. 1572 1573 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 1574 And the title is amended as follows: 1575 Delete everything before the enacting clause 1576 and insert: 1577 A bill to be entitled 1578 An act implementing SB 2500-A, an act making 1579 supplemental appropriations to fund the Florida 1580 Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 1581 year; amending ss. 24.121, 1011.62, 1011.67, 1011.685, 1582 1011.71, and 1012.71, F.S.; authorizing the 1583 distribution of funds for the Florida Education 1584 Finance Program pursuant to any law providing funding 1585 for the 2017-2018 fiscal year; providing for 1586 construction of the act in pari materia with laws 1587 enacted during the 2017 Regular Session of the 1588 Legislature; providing effective dates.