SB 2502-A First Engrossed 20172502Ae1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act implementing SB 2500-A, an act making 3 supplemental appropriations to fund the Florida 4 Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 5 year; amending ss. 24.121, 1011.62, 1011.67, 1011.685, 6 1011.71, and 1012.71, F.S.; authorizing the 7 distribution of funds for the Florida Education 8 Finance Program pursuant to any law providing funding 9 for the 2017-2018 fiscal year; providing for 10 construction of the act in pari materia with laws 11 enacted during the 2017 Regular Session of the 12 Legislature; providing effective dates. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (5) of section 17 24.121, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 18 24.121 Allocation of revenues and expenditure of funds for 19 public education.— 20 (5) 21 (c) A portion of such net revenues, as determined annually 22 by the Legislature, shall be distributed to each school district 23 and shall be made available to each public school in the 24 district for enhancing school performance through development 25 and implementation of a school improvement plan pursuant to s. 26 1001.42(18). A portion of these moneys, as determined annually 27 in the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing 28 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 29 2018 fiscal year, must be allocated to each school in an equal 30 amount for each student enrolled. These moneys may be expended 31 only on programs or projects selected by the school advisory 32 council or by a parent advisory committee created pursuant to 33 this paragraph. If a school does not have a school advisory 34 council, the district advisory council must appoint a parent 35 advisory committee composed of parents of students enrolled in 36 that school, which is representative of the ethnic, racial, and 37 economic community served by the school, to advise the school’s 38 principal on the programs or projects to be funded. Neither 39 school district staff nor principals may override the 40 recommendations of the school advisory council or the parent 41 advisory committee. These moneys may not be used for capital 42 improvements or for any project or program that has a duration 43 of more than 1 year; however, a school advisory council or 44 parent advisory committee may independently determine that a 45 program or project formerly funded under this paragraph should 46 receive funds in a subsequent year. 47 Section 2. Upon the expiration and reversion of the 48 amendments to section 1011.62, Florida Statutes, pursuant to 49 section 23 of chapter 2016-62, Laws of Florida, section 1011.62, 50 Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 51 1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual 52 allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each 53 district for operation of schools is not determined in the 54 annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing 55 the annual appropriations act or in any law providing funding 56 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 57 fiscal year, it shall be determined as follows: 58 (1) COMPUTATION OF THE BASIC AMOUNT TO BE INCLUDED FOR 59 OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in 60 determining the annual allocation to each district for 61 operation: 62 (a) Determination of full-time equivalent membership. 63 During each of several school weeks, including scheduled 64 intersessions of a year-round school program during the fiscal 65 year, a program membership survey of each school shall be made 66 by each district by aggregating the full-time equivalent student 67 membership of each program by school and by district. The 68 department shall establish the number and interval of membership 69 calculations, except that for basic and special programs such 70 calculations shall not exceed nine for any fiscal year. The 71 district’s full-time equivalent membership shall be computed and 72 currently maintained in accordance with regulations of the 73 commissioner. 74 (b) Determination of base student allocation.—The base 75 student allocation for the Florida Education Finance Program for 76 kindergarten through grade 12 shall be determined annually by 77 the Legislature and shall be that amount prescribed in the 78 current year’s General Appropriations Act or in any law 79 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 80 the 2017-2018 fiscal year. 81 (c) Determination of programs.—Cost factors based on 82 desired relative cost differences between the following programs 83 shall be established in the annual General Appropriations Act or 84 in any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 85 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The cost factor for 86 secondary career education programs and basic programs grade 9 87 through 12 shall be equal. The Commissioner of Education shall 88 specify a matrix of services and intensity levels to be used by 89 districts in the determination of the two weighted cost factors 90 for exceptional students with the highest levels of need. For 91 these students, the funding support level shall fund the 92 exceptional students’ education program, with the exception of 93 extended school year services for students with disabilities. 94 1. Basic programs.— 95 a. Kindergarten and grades 1, 2, and 3. 96 b. Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. 97 c. Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. 98 2. Programs for exceptional students.— 99 a. Support Level IV. 100 b. Support Level V. 101 3. Secondary career education programs. 102 4. English for Speakers of Other Languages. 103 (d) Annual allocation calculation.— 104 1. The Department of Education is authorized and directed 105 to review all district programs and enrollment projections and 106 calculate a maximum total weighted full-time equivalent student 107 enrollment for each district for the K-12 FEFP. 108 2. Maximum enrollments calculated by the department shall 109 be derived from enrollment estimates used by the Legislature to 110 calculate the FEFP. If two or more districts enter into an 111 agreement under the provisions of s. 1001.42(4)(d), after the 112 final enrollment estimate is agreed upon, the amount of FTE 113 specified in the agreement, not to exceed the estimate for the 114 specific program as identified in paragraph (c), may be 115 transferred from the participating districts to the district 116 providing the program. 117 3. As part of its calculation of each district’s maximum 118 total weighted full-time equivalent student enrollment, the 119 department shall establish separate enrollment ceilings for each 120 of two program groups. Group 1 shall be composed of basic 121 programs for grades K-3, grades 4-8, and grades 9-12. Group 2 122 shall be composed of students in exceptional student education 123 programs support levels IV and V, English for Speakers of Other 124 Languages programs, and all career programs in grades 9-12. 125 a. For any calculation of the FEFP, the enrollment ceiling 126 for group 1 shall be calculated by multiplying the actual 127 enrollment for each program in the program group by its 128 appropriate program weight. 129 b. The weighted enrollment ceiling for group 2 programs 130 shall be calculated by multiplying the enrollment for each 131 program by the appropriate program weight as provided in the 132 General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for 133 the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 134 year. The weighted enrollment ceiling for program group 2 shall 135 be the sum of the weighted enrollment ceilings for each program 136 in the program group, plus the increase in weighted full-time 137 equivalent student membership from the prior year for clients of 138 the Department of Children and Families and the Department of 139 Juvenile Justice. 140 c. If, for any calculation of the FEFP, the weighted 141 enrollment for program group 2, derived by multiplying actual 142 enrollments by appropriate program weights, exceeds the 143 enrollment ceiling for that group, the following procedure shall 144 be followed to reduce the weighted enrollment for that group to 145 equal the enrollment ceiling: 146 (I) The weighted enrollment ceiling for each program in the 147 program group shall be subtracted from the weighted enrollment 148 for that program derived from actual enrollments. 149 (II) If the difference calculated under sub-sub 150 subparagraph (I) is greater than zero for any program, a 151 reduction proportion shall be computed for the program by 152 dividing the absolute value of the difference by the total 153 amount by which the weighted enrollment for the program group 154 exceeds the weighted enrollment ceiling for the program group. 155 (III) The reduction proportion calculated under sub-sub 156 subparagraph (II) shall be multiplied by the total amount of the 157 program group’s enrollment over the ceiling as calculated under 158 sub-sub-subparagraph (I). 159 (IV) The prorated reduction amount calculated under sub 160 sub-subparagraph (III) shall be subtracted from the program’s 161 weighted enrollment to produce a revised program weighted 162 enrollment. 163 (V) The prorated reduction amount calculated under sub-sub 164 subparagraph (III) shall be divided by the appropriate program 165 weight, and the result shall be added to the revised program 166 weighted enrollment computed in sub-sub-subparagraph (IV). 167 (e) Funding model for exceptional student education 168 programs.— 169 1.a. The funding model uses basic, at-risk, support levels 170 IV and V for exceptional students and career Florida Education 171 Finance Program cost factors, and a guaranteed allocation for 172 exceptional student education programs. Exceptional education 173 cost factors are determined by using a matrix of services to 174 document the services that each exceptional student will 175 receive. The nature and intensity of the services indicated on 176 the matrix shall be consistent with the services described in 177 each exceptional student’s individual educational plan. The 178 Department of Education shall review and revise the descriptions 179 of the services and supports included in the matrix of services 180 for exceptional students and shall implement those revisions 181 before the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. 182 b. In order to generate funds using one of the two weighted 183 cost factors, a matrix of services must be completed at the time 184 of the student’s initial placement into an exceptional student 185 education program and at least once every 3 years by personnel 186 who have received approved training. Nothing listed in the 187 matrix shall be construed as limiting the services a school 188 district must provide in order to ensure that exceptional 189 students are provided a free, appropriate public education. 190 c. Students identified as exceptional, in accordance with 191 chapter 6A-6, Florida Administrative Code, who do not have a 192 matrix of services as specified in sub-subparagraph b. shall 193 generate funds on the basis of full-time-equivalent student 194 membership in the Florida Education Finance Program at the same 195 funding level per student as provided for basic students. 196 Additional funds for these exceptional students will be provided 197 through the guaranteed allocation designated in subparagraph 2. 198 2. For students identified as exceptional who do not have a 199 matrix of services and students who are gifted in grades K 200 through 8, there is created a guaranteed allocation to provide 201 these students with a free appropriate public education, in 202 accordance with s. 1001.42(4)(l) and rules of the State Board of 203 Education, which shall be allocated initially to each school 204 district in the amount provided in the General Appropriations 205 Act or in any law providing funding for the Florida Education 206 Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. These funds shall 207 be supplemental to the funds appropriated for the basic funding 208 level, and the amount allocated for each school district shall 209 be recalculated once during the year, based on actual student 210 membership from the October FTE survey. Upon recalculation, if 211 the generated allocation is greater than the amount provided in 212 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 213 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 214 fiscal year, the total shall be prorated to the level of the 215 appropriation based on each district’s share of the total 216 recalculated amount. These funds shall be used to provide 217 special education and related services for exceptional students 218 and students who are gifted in grades K through 8. A district’s 219 expenditure of funds from the guaranteed allocation for students 220 in grades 9 through 12 who are gifted may not be greater than 221 the amount expended during the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year for gifted 222 students in grades 9 through 12. 223 (f) Supplemental academic instruction; categorical fund.— 224 1. There is created a categorical fund to provide 225 supplemental academic instruction to students in kindergarten 226 through grade 12. This paragraph may be cited as the 227 “Supplemental Academic Instruction Categorical Fund.” 228 2. Categorical funds for supplemental academic instruction 229 shall be allocated annually to each school district in the 230 amount provided in the General Appropriations Act or in any law 231 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 232 the 2017-2018 fiscal year. These funds shall be in addition to 233 the funds appropriated on the basis of FTE student membership in 234 the Florida Education Finance Program and shall be included in 235 the total potential funds of each district. These funds shall be 236 used to provide supplemental academic instruction to students 237 enrolled in the K-12 program. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, 238 each school district that has one or more of the 300 lowest 239 performing elementary schools based on the state reading 240 assessment shall use these funds, together with the funds 241 provided in the district’s research-based reading instruction 242 allocation and other available funds, to provide an additional 243 hour of instruction beyond the normal school day for each day of 244 the entire school year for intensive reading instruction for the 245 students in each of these schools. This additional hour of 246 instruction must be provided by teachers or reading specialists 247 who are effective in teaching reading or by a K-5 mentoring 248 reading program that is supervised by a teacher who is effective 249 at teaching reading. Students enrolled in these schools who have 250 level 5 assessment scores may participate in the additional hour 251 of instruction on an optional basis. Exceptional student 252 education centers shall not be included in the 300 schools. 253 After this requirement has been met, supplemental instruction 254 strategies may include, but are not limited to: modified 255 curriculum, reading instruction, after-school instruction, 256 tutoring, mentoring, class size reduction, extended school year, 257 intensive skills development in summer school, and other methods 258 for improving student achievement. Supplemental instruction may 259 be provided to a student in any manner and at any time during or 260 beyond the regular 180-day term identified by the school as 261 being the most effective and efficient way to best help that 262 student progress from grade to grade and to graduate. 263 3. Effective with the 1999-2000 fiscal year, funding on the 264 basis of FTE membership beyond the 180-day regular term shall be 265 provided in the FEFP only for students enrolled in juvenile 266 justice education programs or in education programs for 267 juveniles placed in secure facilities or programs under s. 268 985.19. Funding for instruction beyond the regular 180-day 269 school year for all other K-12 students shall be provided 270 through the supplemental academic instruction categorical fund 271 and other state, federal, and local fund sources with ample 272 flexibility for schools to provide supplemental instruction to 273 assist students in progressing from grade to grade and 274 graduating. 275 4. The Florida State University School, as a lab school, is 276 authorized to expend from its FEFP or Lottery Enhancement Trust 277 Fund allocation the cost to the student of remediation in 278 reading, writing, or mathematics for any graduate who requires 279 remediation at a postsecondary educational institution. 280 5. Beginning in the 1999-2000 school year, dropout 281 prevention programs as defined in ss. 1003.52, 1003.53(1)(a), 282 (b), and (c), and 1003.54 shall be included in group 1 programs 283 under subparagraph (d)3. 284 (g) Education for speakers of other languages.—A school 285 district or a full-time virtual instruction program is eligible 286 to report full-time equivalent student membership in the ESOL 287 program in the Florida Education Finance Program provided the 288 following conditions are met: 289 1. The school district or the full-time virtual instruction 290 program has a plan approved by the Department of Education. 291 2. The eligible student is identified and assessed as 292 limited English proficient based on assessment criteria. 293 3.a. An eligible student may be reported for funding in the 294 ESOL program for a base period of 3 years. However, a student 295 whose English competency does not meet the criteria for 296 proficiency after 3 years in the ESOL program may be reported 297 for a fourth, fifth, and sixth year of funding, provided his or 298 her limited English proficiency is assessed and properly 299 documented prior to his or her enrollment in each additional 300 year beyond the 3-year base period. 301 b. If a student exits the program and is later reclassified 302 as limited English proficient, the student may be reported in 303 the ESOL program for funding for an additional year, or extended 304 annually for a period not to exceed a total of 6 years pursuant 305 to this paragraph, based on an annual evaluation of the 306 student’s status. 307 4. An eligible student may be reported for funding in the 308 ESOL program for membership in ESOL instruction in English and 309 ESOL instruction or home language instruction in the basic 310 subject areas of mathematics, science, social studies, and 311 computer literacy. 312 (h) Small, isolated high schools.—Districts which levy the 313 maximum nonvoted discretionary millage, exclusive of millage for 314 capital outlay purposes levied pursuant to s. 1011.71(2), may 315 calculate full-time equivalent students for small, isolated high 316 schools by multiplying the number of unweighted full-time 317 equivalent students times 2.75; provided the school has attained 318 a grade of “C” or better, pursuant to s. 1008.34, for the 319 previous school year. For the purpose of this section, the term 320 “small, isolated high school” means any high school which is 321 located no less than 28 miles by the shortest route from another 322 high school; which has been serving students primarily in basic 323 studies provided by sub-subparagraphs (c)1.b. and c. and may 324 include subparagraph (c)4.; and which has a membership of no 325 more than 100 students, but no fewer than 28 students, in grades 326 9 through 12. 327 (i) Calculation of full-time equivalent membership with 328 respect to dual enrollment instruction.—Students enrolled in 329 dual enrollment instruction pursuant to s. 1007.271 may be 330 included in calculations of full-time equivalent student 331 memberships for basic programs for grades 9 through 12 by a 332 district school board. Instructional time for dual enrollment 333 may vary from 900 hours; however, the full-time equivalent 334 student membership value shall be subject to the provisions in 335 s. 1011.61(4). Dual enrollment full-time equivalent student 336 membership shall be calculated in an amount equal to the hours 337 of instruction that would be necessary to earn the full-time 338 equivalent student membership for an equivalent course if it 339 were taught in the school district. Students in dual enrollment 340 courses may also be calculated as the proportional shares of 341 full-time equivalent enrollments they generate for a Florida 342 College System institution or university conducting the dual 343 enrollment instruction. Early admission students shall be 344 considered dual enrollments for funding purposes. Students may 345 be enrolled in dual enrollment instruction provided by an 346 eligible independent college or university and may be included 347 in calculations of full-time equivalent student memberships for 348 basic programs for grades 9 through 12 by a district school 349 board. However, those provisions of law which exempt dual 350 enrolled and early admission students from payment of 351 instructional materials and tuition and fees, including 352 laboratory fees, shall not apply to students who select the 353 option of enrolling in an eligible independent institution. An 354 independent college or university which is located and chartered 355 in Florida, is not for profit, is accredited by the Commission 356 on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 357 or the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 358 and confers degrees as defined in s. 1005.02 shall be eligible 359 for inclusion in the dual enrollment or early admission program. 360 Students enrolled in dual enrollment instruction shall be exempt 361 from the payment of tuition and fees, including laboratory fees. 362 No student enrolled in college credit mathematics or English 363 dual enrollment instruction shall be funded as a dual enrollment 364 unless the student has successfully completed the relevant 365 section of the entry-level examination required pursuant to s. 366 1008.30. 367 (j) Instruction in exploratory career education.—Students 368 in grades 7 through 12 who are enrolled for more than four 369 semesters in exploratory career education may not be counted as 370 full-time equivalent students for this instruction. 371 (k) Study hall.—A student who is enrolled in study hall may 372 not be included in the calculation of full-time equivalent 373 student membership for funding under this section. 374 (l) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 375 membership based on International Baccalaureate examination 376 scores of students.—A value of 0.16 full-time equivalent student 377 membership shall be calculated for each student enrolled in an 378 International Baccalaureate course who receives a score of 4 or 379 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.3 full-time 380 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 381 student who receives an International Baccalaureate diploma. 382 Such value shall be added to the total full-time equivalent 383 student membership in basic programs for grades 9 through 12 in 384 the subsequent fiscal year. Each school district shall allocate 385 80 percent of the funds received from International 386 Baccalaureate bonus FTE funding to the school program whose 387 students generate the funds and to school programs that prepare 388 prospective students to enroll in International Baccalaureate 389 courses. Funds shall be expended solely for the payment of 390 allowable costs associated with the International Baccalaureate 391 program. Allowable costs include International Baccalaureate 392 annual school fees; International Baccalaureate examination 393 fees; salary, benefits, and bonuses for teachers and program 394 coordinators for the International Baccalaureate program and 395 teachers and coordinators who prepare prospective students for 396 the International Baccalaureate program; supplemental books; 397 instructional supplies; instructional equipment or instructional 398 materials for International Baccalaureate courses; other 399 activities that identify prospective International Baccalaureate 400 students or prepare prospective students to enroll in 401 International Baccalaureate courses; and training or 402 professional development for International Baccalaureate 403 teachers. School districts shall allocate the remaining 20 404 percent of the funds received from International Baccalaureate 405 bonus FTE funding for programs that assist academically 406 disadvantaged students to prepare for more rigorous courses. The 407 school district shall distribute to each classroom teacher who 408 provided International Baccalaureate instruction: 409 1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by 410 the International Baccalaureate teacher in each International 411 Baccalaureate course who receives a score of 4 or higher on the 412 International Baccalaureate examination. 413 2. An additional bonus of $500 to each International 414 Baccalaureate teacher in a school designated with a grade of “D” 415 or “F” who has at least one student scoring 4 or higher on the 416 International Baccalaureate examination, regardless of the 417 number of classes taught or of the number of students scoring a 418 4 or higher on the International Baccalaureate examination. 419 420 Bonuses awarded to a teacher according to this paragraph may not 421 exceed $2,000 in any given school year. However, the maximum 422 bonus shall be $3,000 if at least 50 percent of the students 423 enrolled in a teacher’s course earn a score of 4 or higher on 424 the examination in a school designated with a grade of “A,” “B,” 425 or “C”; or if at least 25 percent of the students enrolled in a 426 teacher’s course earn a score of 4 or higher on the examination 427 in a school designated with a grade of “D” or “F.” Bonuses 428 awarded under this paragraph shall be in addition to any regular 429 wage or other bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to 430 receive. For such courses, the teacher shall earn an additional 431 bonus of $50 for each student who has a qualifying score up to 432 the maximum of $3,000 in any given school year. 433 (m) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 434 membership based on Advanced International Certificate of 435 Education examination scores of students.—A value of 0.16 full 436 time equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 437 student enrolled in a full-credit Advanced International 438 Certificate of Education course who receives a score of E or 439 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.08 full-time 440 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 441 student enrolled in a half-credit Advanced International 442 Certificate of Education course who receives a score of E or 443 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.3 full-time 444 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 445 student who receives an Advanced International Certificate of 446 Education diploma. Such value shall be added to the total full 447 time equivalent student membership in basic programs for grades 448 9 through 12 in the subsequent fiscal year. The school district 449 shall distribute to each classroom teacher who provided Advanced 450 International Certificate of Education instruction: 451 1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by 452 the Advanced International Certificate of Education teacher in 453 each full-credit Advanced International Certificate of Education 454 course who receives a score of E or higher on the Advanced 455 International Certificate of Education examination. A bonus in 456 the amount of $25 for each student taught by the Advanced 457 International Certificate of Education teacher in each half 458 credit Advanced International Certificate of Education course 459 who receives a score of E or higher on the Advanced 460 International Certificate of Education examination. 461 2. An additional bonus of $500 to each Advanced 462 International Certificate of Education teacher in a school 463 designated with a grade of “D” or “F” who has at least one 464 student scoring E or higher on the full-credit Advanced 465 International Certificate of Education examination, regardless 466 of the number of classes taught or of the number of students 467 scoring an E or higher on the full-credit Advanced International 468 Certificate of Education examination. 469 3. Additional bonuses of $250 each to teachers of half 470 credit Advanced International Certificate of Education classes 471 in a school designated with a grade of “D” or “F” which has at 472 least one student scoring an E or higher on the half-credit 473 Advanced International Certificate of Education examination in 474 that class. The maximum additional bonus for a teacher awarded 475 in accordance with this subparagraph shall not exceed $500 in 476 any given school year. Teachers receiving an award under 477 subparagraph 2. are not eligible for a bonus under this 478 subparagraph. 479 480 Bonuses awarded to a teacher according to this paragraph shall 481 not exceed $2,000 in any given school year and shall be in 482 addition to any regular wage or other bonus the teacher received 483 or is scheduled to receive. 484 (n) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 485 membership based on college board advanced placement scores of 486 students.—A value of 0.16 full-time equivalent student 487 membership shall be calculated for each student in each advanced 488 placement course who receives a score of 3 or higher on the 489 College Board Advanced Placement Examination for the prior year 490 and added to the total full-time equivalent student membership 491 in basic programs for grades 9 through 12 in the subsequent 492 fiscal year. Each district must allocate at least 80 percent of 493 the funds provided to the district for advanced placement 494 instruction, in accordance with this paragraph, to the high 495 school that generates the funds. The school district shall 496 distribute to each classroom teacher who provided advanced 497 placement instruction: 498 1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by 499 the Advanced Placement teacher in each advanced placement course 500 who receives a score of 3 or higher on the College Board 501 Advanced Placement Examination. 502 2. An additional bonus of $500 to each Advanced Placement 503 teacher in a school designated with a grade of “D” or “F” who 504 has at least one student scoring 3 or higher on the College 505 Board Advanced Placement Examination, regardless of the number 506 of classes taught or of the number of students scoring a 3 or 507 higher on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. 508 509 Bonuses awarded to a teacher according to this paragraph shall 510 not exceed $2,000 in any given school year. However, the maximum 511 bonus shall be $3,000 if at least 50 percent of the students 512 enrolled in a teacher’s course earn a score of 3 or higher on 513 the examination in a school with a grade of “A,” “B,” or “C” or 514 if at least 25 percent of the students enrolled in a teacher’s 515 course earn a score of 3 or higher on the examination in a 516 school with a grade of “D” or “F.” Bonuses awarded under this 517 paragraph shall be in addition to any regular wage or other 518 bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to receive. For such 519 courses, the teacher shall earn an additional bonus of $50 for 520 each student who has a qualifying score up to the maximum of 521 $3,000 in any given school year. 522 (o) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 523 membership based on successful completion of a career-themed 524 course pursuant to ss. 1003.491, 1003.492, and 1003.493, or 525 courses with embedded CAPE industry certifications or CAPE 526 Digital Tool certificates, and issuance of industry 527 certification identified on the CAPE Industry Certification 528 Funding List pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of 529 Education or CAPE Digital Tool certificates pursuant to s. 530 1003.4203.— 531 1.a. A value of 0.025 full-time equivalent student 532 membership shall be calculated for CAPE Digital Tool 533 certificates earned by students in elementary and middle school 534 grades. 535 b. A value of 0.1 or 0.2 full-time equivalent student 536 membership shall be calculated for each student who completes a 537 course as defined in s. 1003.493(1)(b) or courses with embedded 538 CAPE industry certifications and who is issued an industry 539 certification identified annually on the CAPE Industry 540 Certification Funding List approved under rules adopted by the 541 State Board of Education. A value of 0.2 full-time equivalent 542 membership shall be calculated for each student who is issued a 543 CAPE industry certification that has a statewide articulation 544 agreement for college credit approved by the State Board of 545 Education. For CAPE industry certifications that do not 546 articulate for college credit, the Department of Education shall 547 assign a full-time equivalent value of 0.1 for each 548 certification. Middle grades students who earn additional FTE 549 membership for a CAPE Digital Tool certificate pursuant to sub 550 subparagraph a. may not use the previously funded examination to 551 satisfy the requirements for earning an industry certification 552 under this sub-subparagraph. Additional FTE membership for an 553 elementary or middle grades student may not exceed 0.1 for 554 certificates or certifications earned within the same fiscal 555 year. The State Board of Education shall include the assigned 556 values on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List under 557 rules adopted by the state board. Such value shall be added to 558 the total full-time equivalent student membership for grades 6 559 through 12 in the subsequent year. CAPE industry certifications 560 earned through dual enrollment must be reported and funded 561 pursuant to s. 1011.80. However, if a student earns a 562 certification through a dual enrollment course and the 563 certification is not a fundable certification on the 564 postsecondary certification funding list, or the dual enrollment 565 certification is earned as a result of an agreement between a 566 school district and a nonpublic postsecondary institution, the 567 bonus value shall be funded in the same manner as other nondual 568 enrollment course industry certifications. In such cases, the 569 school district may provide for an agreement between the high 570 school and the technical center, or the school district and the 571 postsecondary institution may enter into an agreement for 572 equitable distribution of the bonus funds. 573 c. A value of 0.3 full-time equivalent student membership 574 shall be calculated for student completion of the courses and 575 the embedded certifications identified on the CAPE Industry 576 Certification Funding List and approved by the commissioner 577 pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(a) and 1008.44. 578 d. A value of 0.5 full-time equivalent student membership 579 shall be calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry 580 Certifications that articulate for 15 to 29 college credit 581 hours, and 1.0 full-time equivalent student membership shall be 582 calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry Certifications that 583 articulate for 30 or more college credit hours pursuant to CAPE 584 Acceleration Industry Certifications approved by the 585 commissioner pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(b) and 1008.44. 586 2. Each district must allocate at least 80 percent of the 587 funds provided for CAPE industry certification, in accordance 588 with this paragraph, to the program that generated the funds. 589 This allocation may not be used to supplant funds provided for 590 basic operation of the program. 591 3. For CAPE industry certifications earned in the 2013-2014 592 school year and in subsequent years, the school district shall 593 distribute to each classroom teacher who provided direct 594 instruction toward the attainment of a CAPE industry 595 certification that qualified for additional full-time equivalent 596 membership under subparagraph 1.: 597 a. A bonus of $25 for each student taught by a teacher who 598 provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a 599 CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification 600 Funding List with a weight of 0.1. 601 b. A bonus of $50 for each student taught by a teacher who 602 provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a 603 CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification 604 Funding List with a weight of 0.2. 605 c. A bonus of $75 for each student taught by a teacher who 606 provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a 607 CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification 608 Funding List with a weight of 0.3. 609 d. A bonus of $100 for each student taught by a teacher who 610 provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a 611 CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification 612 Funding List with a weight of 0.5 or 1.0. 613 614 Bonuses awarded pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided to 615 teachers who are employed by the district in the year in which 616 the additional FTE membership calculation is included in the 617 calculation. Bonuses shall be calculated based upon the 618 associated weight of a CAPE industry certification on the CAPE 619 Industry Certification Funding List for the year in which the 620 certification is earned by the student. Any bonus awarded to a 621 teacher under this paragraph may not exceed $3,000 in any given 622 school year and is in addition to any regular wage or other 623 bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to receive. 624 (p) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 625 membership based upon early high school graduation.— Each school 626 district may receive funding for each student who graduates 627 early pursuant to s. 1003.4281. A district may earn 0.25 628 additional FTE for a student who graduates one semester in 629 advance of the student’s cohort and 0.5 additional FTE for a 630 student who graduates 1 year or more in advance of the student’s 631 cohort. If the student was enrolled in the district as a full 632 time high school student for at least 2 years, the district 633 shall report the additional FTE for payment in the subsequent 634 fiscal year. If the student was enrolled in the district for 635 less than 2 years, the district of enrollment shall report the 636 additional FTE and shall transfer a proportionate share of the 637 funds earned for early graduation to the district in which the 638 student was previously enrolled. Additional FTE included in the 639 2014-2015 Florida Education Finance Program for early graduation 640 shall be reported and funded pursuant to this paragraph. 641 (q) Year-round-school programs.—The Commissioner of 642 Education is authorized to adjust student eligibility 643 definitions, funding criteria, and reporting requirements of 644 statutes and rules in order that year-round-school programs may 645 achieve equivalent application of funding requirements with non 646 year-round-school programs. 647 (r) Extended-school-year program.—It is the intent of the 648 Legislature that students be provided additional instruction by 649 extending the school year to 210 days or more. Districts may 650 apply to the Commissioner of Education for funds to be used in 651 planning and implementing an extended-school-year program. 652 (s) Determination of the basic amount for current 653 operation.—The basic amount for current operation to be included 654 in the Florida Education Finance Program for kindergarten 655 through grade 12 for each district shall be the product of the 656 following: 657 1. The full-time equivalent student membership in each 658 program, multiplied by 659 2. The cost factor for each program, adjusted for the 660 maximum as provided by paragraph (c), multiplied by 661 3. The base student allocation. 662 (t) Computation for funding through the Florida Education 663 Finance Program.—The State Board of Education may adopt rules 664 establishing programs, industry certifications, and courses for 665 which the student may earn credit toward high school graduation. 666 (2) DETERMINATION OF DISTRICT COST DIFFERENTIALS.—The 667 Commissioner of Education shall annually compute for each 668 district the current year’s district cost differential. The 669 district cost differential shall be calculated by adding each 670 district’s price level index as published in the Florida Price 671 Level Index for the most recent 3 years and dividing the 672 resulting sum by 3. The result for each district shall be 673 multiplied by 0.008 and to the resulting product shall be added 674 0.200; the sum thus obtained shall be the cost differential for 675 that district for that year. 676 (3) INSERVICE EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL TRAINING EXPENDITURE. 677 Of the amount computed in subsections (1) and (2), a percentage 678 of the base student allocation per full-time equivalent student 679 or other funds shall be expended for educational training 680 programs as determined by the district school board as provided 681 in s. 1012.98. 682 (4) COMPUTATION OF DISTRICT REQUIRED LOCAL EFFORT.—The 683 Legislature shall prescribe the aggregate required local effort 684 for all school districts collectively as an item in the General 685 Appropriations Act for each fiscal year or in any law providing 686 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 687 2018 fiscal year. The amount that each district shall provide 688 annually toward the cost of the Florida Education Finance 689 Program for kindergarten through grade 12 programs shall be 690 calculated as follows: 691 (a) Estimated taxable value calculations.— 692 1.a. Not later than 2 working days before July 19, the 693 Department of Revenue shall certify to the Commissioner of 694 Education its most recent estimate of the taxable value for 695 school purposes in each school district and the total for all 696 school districts in the state for the current calendar year 697 based on the latest available data obtained from the local 698 property appraisers. The value certified shall be the taxable 699 value for school purposes for that year, and no further 700 adjustments shall be made, except those made pursuant to 701 paragraphs (c) and (d), or an assessment roll change required by 702 final judicial decisions as specified in paragraph (15)(b). Not 703 later than July 19, the Commissioner of Education shall compute 704 a millage rate, rounded to the next highest one one-thousandth 705 of a mill, which, when applied to 96 percent of the estimated 706 state total taxable value for school purposes, would generate 707 the prescribed aggregate required local effort for that year for 708 all districts. The Commissioner of Education shall certify to 709 each district school board the millage rate, computed as 710 prescribed in this subparagraph, as the minimum millage rate 711 necessary to provide the district required local effort for that 712 year. 713 b. The General Appropriations Act or any law providing 714 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 715 2018 fiscal year, shall direct the computation of the statewide 716 adjusted aggregate amount for required local effort for all 717 school districts collectively from ad valorem taxes to ensure 718 that no school district’s revenue from required local effort 719 millage will produce more than 90 percent of the district’s 720 total Florida Education Finance Program calculation as 721 calculated and adopted by the Legislature, and the adjustment of 722 the required local effort millage rate of each district that 723 produces more than 90 percent of its total Florida Education 724 Finance Program entitlement to a level that will produce only 90 725 percent of its total Florida Education Finance Program 726 entitlement in the July calculation. 727 2. On the same date as the certification in sub 728 subparagraph 1.a., the Department of Revenue shall certify to 729 the Commissioner of Education for each district: 730 a. Each year for which the property appraiser has certified 731 the taxable value pursuant to s. 193.122(2) or (3), if 732 applicable, since the prior certification under sub-subparagraph 733 1.a. 734 b. For each year identified in sub-subparagraph a., the 735 taxable value certified by the appraiser pursuant to s. 736 193.122(2) or (3), if applicable, since the prior certification 737 under sub-subparagraph 1.a. This is the certification that 738 reflects all final administrative actions of the value 739 adjustment board. 740 (b) Equalization of required local effort.— 741 1. The Department of Revenue shall include with its 742 certifications provided pursuant to paragraph (a) its most 743 recent determination of the assessment level of the prior year’s 744 assessment roll for each county and for the state as a whole. 745 2. The Commissioner of Education shall adjust the required 746 local effort millage of each district for the current year, 747 computed pursuant to paragraph (a), as follows: 748 a. The equalization factor for the prior year’s assessment 749 roll of each district shall be multiplied by 96 percent of the 750 taxable value for school purposes shown on that roll and by the 751 prior year’s required local-effort millage, exclusive of any 752 equalization adjustment made pursuant to this paragraph. The 753 dollar amount so computed shall be the additional required local 754 effort for equalization for the current year. 755 b. Such equalization factor shall be computed as the 756 quotient of the prior year’s assessment level of the state as a 757 whole divided by the prior year’s assessment level of the 758 county, from which quotient shall be subtracted 1. 759 c. The dollar amount of additional required local effort 760 for equalization for each district shall be converted to a 761 millage rate, based on 96 percent of the current year’s taxable 762 value for that district, and added to the required local effort 763 millage determined pursuant to paragraph (a). 764 3. Notwithstanding the limitations imposed pursuant to s. 765 1011.71(1), the total required local-effort millage, including 766 additional required local effort for equalization, shall be an 767 amount not to exceed 10 minus the maximum millage allowed as 768 nonvoted discretionary millage, exclusive of millage authorized 769 pursuant to s. 1011.71(2). Nothing herein shall be construed to 770 allow a millage in excess of that authorized in s. 9, Art. VII 771 of the State Constitution. 772 4. For the purposes of this chapter, the term “assessment 773 level” means the value-weighted mean assessment ratio for the 774 county or state as a whole, as determined pursuant to s. 775 195.096, or as subsequently adjusted. However, for those parcels 776 studied pursuant to s. 195.096(3)(a)1. which are receiving the 777 assessment limitation set forth in s. 193.155, and for which the 778 assessed value is less than the just value, the department shall 779 use the assessed value in the numerator and the denominator of 780 such assessment ratio. In the event a court has adjudicated that 781 the department failed to establish an accurate estimate of an 782 assessment level of a county and recomputation resulting in an 783 accurate estimate based upon the evidence before the court was 784 not possible, that county shall be presumed to have an 785 assessment level equal to that of the state as a whole. 786 5. If, in the prior year, taxes were levied against an 787 interim assessment roll pursuant to s. 193.1145, the assessment 788 level and prior year’s nonexempt assessed valuation used for the 789 purposes of this paragraph shall be those of the interim 790 assessment roll. 791 (c) Exclusion.— 792 1. In those instances in which: 793 a. There is litigation either attacking the authority of 794 the property appraiser to include certain property on the tax 795 assessment roll as taxable property or contesting the assessed 796 value of certain property on the tax assessment roll, and 797 b. The assessed value of the property in contest involves 798 more than 6 percent of the total nonexempt assessment roll, the 799 plaintiff shall provide to the district school board of the 800 county in which the property is located and to the Department of 801 Education a certified copy of the petition and receipt for the 802 good faith payment at the time they are filed with the court. 803 2. For purposes of computing the required local effort for 804 each district affected by such petition, the Department of 805 Education shall exclude from the district’s total nonexempt 806 assessment roll the assessed value of the property in contest 807 and shall add the amount of the good faith payment to the 808 district’s required local effort. 809 (d) Recomputation.—Following final adjudication of any 810 litigation on the basis of which an adjustment in taxable value 811 was made pursuant to paragraph (c), the department shall 812 recompute the required local effort for each district for each 813 year affected by such adjustments, utilizing taxable values 814 approved by the court, and shall adjust subsequent allocations 815 to such districts accordingly. 816 (e) Prior period funding adjustment millage.— 817 1. An additional millage to be known as the Prior Period 818 Funding Adjustment Millage shall be levied by a school district 819 if the prior period unrealized required local effort funds are 820 greater than zero. The Commissioner of Education shall calculate 821 the amount of the prior period unrealized required local effort 822 funds as specified in subparagraph 2. and the millage required 823 to generate that amount as specified in this subparagraph. The 824 Prior Period Funding Adjustment Millage shall be the quotient of 825 the prior period unrealized required local effort funds divided 826 by the current year taxable value certified to the Commissioner 827 of Education pursuant to sub-subparagraph (a)1.a. This levy 828 shall be in addition to the required local effort millage 829 certified pursuant to this subsection. Such millage shall not 830 affect the calculation of the current year’s required local 831 effort, and the funds generated by such levy shall not be 832 included in the district’s Florida Education Finance Program 833 allocation for that fiscal year. For purposes of the millage to 834 be included on the Notice of Proposed Taxes, the Commissioner of 835 Education shall adjust the required local effort millage 836 computed pursuant to paragraph (a) as adjusted by paragraph (b) 837 for the current year for any district that levies a Prior Period 838 Funding Adjustment Millage to include all Prior Period Funding 839 Adjustment Millage. For the purpose of this paragraph, a Prior 840 Period Funding Adjustment Millage shall be levied for each year 841 certified by the Department of Revenue pursuant to sub 842 subparagraph (a)2.a. since the previous year certification and 843 for which the calculation in sub-subparagraph 2.b. is greater 844 than zero. 845 2.a. As used in this subparagraph, the term: 846 (I) “Prior year” means a year certified under sub 847 subparagraph (a)2.a. 848 (II) “Preliminary taxable value” means: 849 (A) If the prior year is the 2009-2010 fiscal year or 850 later, the taxable value certified to the Commissioner of 851 Education pursuant to sub-subparagraph (a)1.a. 852 (B) If the prior year is the 2008-2009 fiscal year or 853 earlier, the taxable value certified pursuant to the final 854 calculation as specified in former paragraph (b) as that 855 paragraph existed in the prior year. 856 (III) “Final taxable value” means the district’s taxable 857 value as certified by the property appraiser pursuant to s. 858 193.122(2) or (3), if applicable. This is the certification that 859 reflects all final administrative actions of the value 860 adjustment board. 861 b. For purposes of this subsection and with respect to each 862 year certified pursuant to sub-subparagraph (a)2.a., if the 863 district’s prior year preliminary taxable value is greater than 864 the district’s prior year final taxable value, the prior period 865 unrealized required local effort funds are the difference 866 between the district’s prior year preliminary taxable value and 867 the district’s prior year final taxable value, multiplied by the 868 prior year district required local effort millage. If the 869 district’s prior year preliminary taxable value is less than the 870 district’s prior year final taxable value, the prior period 871 unrealized required local effort funds are zero. 872 c. If a district’s prior period unrealized required local 873 effort funds and prior period district required local effort 874 millage cannot be determined because such district’s final 875 taxable value has not yet been certified pursuant to s. 876 193.122(2) or (3), the Prior Period Funding Adjustment Millage 877 for such fiscal year shall be levied, if not previously levied, 878 in an amount equal to 75 percent of such district’s most recent 879 unrealized required local effort for which a Prior Period 880 Funding Adjustment Millage was determined as provided in this 881 section. Upon certification of the final taxable value in 882 accordance with s. 193.122(2) or (3) for a tax roll for which a 883 75 percent Prior Period Funding Adjustment Millage was levied, 884 the next Prior Period Funding Adjustment Millage shall be 885 adjusted to include any shortfall or surplus in the prior period 886 unrealized required local effort funds that would have been 887 levied, had the district’s final taxable value been certified 888 pursuant to s. 193.122(2) or (3). If this adjustment is made for 889 a surplus, the reduction in prior period millage may not exceed 890 the prior period funding adjustment millage calculated pursuant 891 to subparagraph 1. and sub-subparagraphs a. and b., or pursuant 892 to this sub-subparagraph, whichever is applicable, and any 893 additional reduction shall be carried forward to the subsequent 894 fiscal year. 895 (5) DISCRETIONARY MILLAGE COMPRESSION SUPPLEMENT.—The 896 Legislature shall prescribe in the General Appropriations Act, 897 pursuant to s. 1011.71(1), or in any law providing funding for 898 the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 899 year, the rate of nonvoted current operating discretionary 900 millage that shall be used to calculate a discretionary millage 901 compression supplement. If the prescribed millage generates an 902 amount of funds per unweighted FTE for the district that is less 903 than the state average, the district shall receive an amount per 904 FTE that, when added to the funds per FTE generated by the 905 designated levy, shall equal the state average. 906 (6) CATEGORICAL FUNDS.— 907 (a) In addition to the basic amount for current operations 908 for the FEFP as determined in subsection (1), the Legislature 909 may appropriate categorical funding for specified programs, 910 activities, or purposes. 911 (b) If a district school board finds and declares in a 912 resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the school board that 913 the funds received for any of the following categorical 914 appropriations are urgently needed to maintain school board 915 specified academic classroom instruction, the school board may 916 consider and approve an amendment to the school district 917 operating budget transferring the identified amount of the 918 categorical funds to the appropriate account for expenditure: 919 1. Funds for student transportation. 920 2. Funds for safe schools. 921 3. Funds for supplemental academic instruction if the 922 required additional hour of instruction beyond the normal school 923 day for each day of the entire school year has been provided for 924 the students in each low-performing elementary school in the 925 district pursuant to paragraph (1)(f). 926 4. Funds for research-based reading instruction if the 927 required additional hour of instruction beyond the normal school 928 day for each day of the entire school year has been provided for 929 the students in each low-performing elementary school in the 930 district pursuant to paragraph (9)(a). 931 5. Funds for instructional materials if all instructional 932 material purchases necessary to provide updated materials that 933 are aligned with applicable state standards and course 934 descriptions and that meet statutory requirements of content and 935 learning have been completed for that fiscal year, but no sooner 936 than March 1. Funds available after March 1 may be used to 937 purchase hardware for student instruction. 938 (c) Each district school board shall include in its annual 939 financial report to the Department of Education the amount of 940 funds the school board transferred from each of the categorical 941 funds identified in this subsection and the specific academic 942 classroom instruction for which the transferred funds were 943 expended. The Department of Education shall provide instructions 944 and specify the format to be used in submitting this required 945 information as a part of the district annual financial report. 946 The Department of Education shall submit a report to the 947 Legislature that identifies by district and by categorical fund 948 the amount transferred and the specific academic classroom 949 activity for which the funds were expended. 950 (d) If a district school board transfers funds from its 951 research-based reading instruction allocation, the board must 952 also submit to the Department of Education an amendment 953 describing the changes that the district is making to its 954 reading plan approved pursuant to paragraph (9)(d). 955 (7) DETERMINATION OF SPARSITY SUPPLEMENT.— 956 (a) Annually, in an amount to be determined by the 957 Legislature through the General Appropriations Act or through 958 any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 959 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, there shall be added to 960 the basic amount for current operation of the FEFP qualified 961 districts a sparsity supplement which shall be computed as 962 follows: 963 964 Sparsity Factor = 1101.8918 -0.1101 965 2700 + districtsparsityIndex 966 except that districts with a sparsity index of 1,000 or less 967 shall be computed as having a sparsity index of 1,000, and 968 districts having a sparsity index of 7,308 and above shall be 969 computed as having a sparsity factor of zero. A qualified 970 district’s full-time equivalent student membership shall equal 971 or be less than that prescribed annually by the Legislature in 972 the appropriations act or in any law providing funding for the 973 Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. 974 The amount prescribed annually by the Legislature shall be no 975 less than 17,000, but no more than 24,000. 976 (b) The district sparsity index shall be computed by 977 dividing the total number of full-time equivalent students in 978 all programs in the district by the number of senior high school 979 centers in the district, not in excess of three, which centers 980 are approved as permanent centers by a survey made by the 981 Department of Education. 982 (c) If the sparsity supplement calculated in paragraphs (a) 983 and (b) for an eligible district is less than $100 per full-time 984 equivalent student, the district’s supplement shall be increased 985 to $100 per FTE or to the minimum amount per FTE designated in 986 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 987 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 988 fiscal year. 989 (d) Each district’s allocation of sparsity supplement funds 990 shall be adjusted in the following manner: 991 1. A maximum discretionary levy per FTE value for each 992 district shall be calculated by dividing the value of each 993 district’s maximum discretionary levy by its FTE student count. 994 2. A state average discretionary levy value per FTE shall 995 be calculated by dividing the total maximum discretionary levy 996 value for all districts by the state total FTE student count. 997 3. A total potential funds per FTE for each district shall 998 be calculated by dividing the total potential funds, not 999 including Florida School Recognition Program funds and the 1000 minimum guarantee funds, for each district by its FTE student 1001 count. 1002 4. A state average total potential funds per FTE shall be 1003 calculated by dividing the total potential funds, not including 1004 Florida School Recognition Program funds and the minimum 1005 guarantee funds, for all districts by the state total FTE 1006 student count. 1007 5. For districts that have a levy value per FTE as 1008 calculated in subparagraph 1. higher than the state average 1009 calculated in subparagraph 2., a sparsity wealth adjustment 1010 shall be calculated as the product of the difference between the 1011 state average levy value per FTE calculated in subparagraph 2. 1012 and the district’s levy value per FTE calculated in subparagraph 1013 1. and the district’s FTE student count and -1. However, no 1014 district shall have a sparsity wealth adjustment that, when 1015 applied to the total potential funds calculated in subparagraph 1016 3., would cause the district’s total potential funds per FTE to 1017 be less than the state average calculated in subparagraph 4. 1018 6. Each district’s sparsity supplement allocation shall be 1019 calculated by adding the amount calculated as specified in 1020 paragraphs (a) and (b) and the wealth adjustment amount 1021 calculated in this paragraph. 1022 (8) DECLINE IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT STUDENTS.—In those 1023 districts where there is a decline between prior year and 1024 current year unweighted FTE students, a percentage of the 1025 decline in the unweighted FTE students as determined by the 1026 Legislature shall be multiplied by the prior year calculated 1027 FEFP per unweighted FTE student and shall be added to the 1028 allocation for that district. For this purpose, the calculated 1029 FEFP shall be computed by multiplying the weighted FTE students 1030 by the base student allocation and then by the district cost 1031 differential. If a district transfers a program to another 1032 institution not under the authority of the district’s school 1033 board, including a charter technical career center, the decline 1034 is to be multiplied by a factor of 0.15. However, if the funds 1035 provided for the Florida Education Finance Program in the 1036 General Appropriations Act for any fiscal year or in any law 1037 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 1038 the 2017-2018 fiscal year are reduced by a subsequent 1039 appropriation for that fiscal year, the percent of the decline 1040 in the unweighted FTE students to be funded shall be determined 1041 by the Legislature and designated in the subsequent 1042 appropriation. 1043 (9) RESEARCH-BASED READING INSTRUCTION ALLOCATION.— 1044 (a) The research-based reading instruction allocation is 1045 created to provide comprehensive reading instruction to students 1046 in kindergarten through grade 12. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, 1047 in each school district that has one or more of the 300 lowest 1048 performing elementary schools based on the state reading 1049 assessment, priority shall be given to providing an additional 1050 hour per day of intensive reading instruction beyond the normal 1051 school day for each day of the entire school year for the 1052 students in each school. Students enrolled in these schools who 1053 have level 5 assessment scores may participate in the additional 1054 hour of instruction on an optional basis. Exceptional student 1055 education centers shall not be included in the 300 schools. The 1056 intensive reading instruction delivered in this additional hour 1057 and for other students shall include: research-based reading 1058 instruction that has been proven to accelerate progress of 1059 students exhibiting a reading deficiency; differentiated 1060 instruction based on student assessment data to meet students’ 1061 specific reading needs; explicit and systematic reading 1062 development in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, 1063 and comprehension, with more extensive opportunities for guided 1064 practice, error correction, and feedback; and the integration of 1065 social studies, science, and mathematics-text reading, text 1066 discussion, and writing in response to reading. For the 2012 1067 2013 and 2013-2014 fiscal years, a school district may not hire 1068 more reading coaches than were hired during the 2011-2012 fiscal 1069 year unless all students in kindergarten through grade 5 who 1070 demonstrate a reading deficiency, as determined by district and 1071 state assessments, including students scoring Level 1 or Level 2 1072 on the statewide, standardized reading assessment or, upon 1073 implementation, the English Language Arts assessment, are 1074 provided an additional hour per day of intensive reading 1075 instruction beyond the normal school day for each day of the 1076 entire school year. 1077 (b) Funds for comprehensive, research-based reading 1078 instruction shall be allocated annually to each school district 1079 in the amount provided in the General Appropriations Act or in 1080 any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1081 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Each eligible school 1082 district shall receive the same minimum amount as specified in 1083 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 1084 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 1085 fiscal year, and any remaining funds shall be distributed to 1086 eligible school districts based on each school district’s 1087 proportionate share of K-12 base funding. 1088 (c) Funds allocated under this subsection must be used to 1089 provide a system of comprehensive reading instruction to 1090 students enrolled in the K-12 programs, which may include the 1091 following: 1092 1. The provision of an additional hour per day of intensive 1093 reading instruction to students in the 300 lowest-performing 1094 elementary schools by teachers and reading specialists who are 1095 effective in teaching reading. 1096 2. Kindergarten through grade 5 reading intervention 1097 teachers to provide intensive intervention during the school day 1098 and in the required extra hour for students identified as having 1099 a reading deficiency. 1100 3. The provision of highly qualified reading coaches to 1101 specifically support teachers in making instructional decisions 1102 based on student data, and improve teacher delivery of effective 1103 reading instruction, intervention, and reading in the content 1104 areas based on student need. 1105 4. Professional development for school district teachers in 1106 scientifically based reading instruction, including strategies 1107 to teach reading in content areas and with an emphasis on 1108 technical and informational text. 1109 5. The provision of summer reading camps for all students 1110 in kindergarten through grade 2 who demonstrate a reading 1111 deficiency as determined by district and state assessments, and 1112 students in grades 3 through 5 who score at Level 1 on the 1113 statewide, standardized reading assessment or, upon 1114 implementation, the English Language Arts assessment. 1115 6. The provision of supplemental instructional materials 1116 that are grounded in scientifically based reading research. 1117 7. The provision of intensive interventions for students in 1118 kindergarten through grade 12 who have been identified as having 1119 a reading deficiency or who are reading below grade level as 1120 determined by the statewide, standardized assessment. 1121 (d) Annually, by a date determined by the Department of 1122 Education but before May 1, school districts shall submit a K-12 1123 comprehensive reading plan for the specific use of the research 1124 based reading instruction allocation in the format prescribed by 1125 the department for review and approval by the Just Read, 1126 Florida! Office created pursuant to s. 1001.215. The plan 1127 annually submitted by school districts shall be deemed approved 1128 unless the department rejects the plan on or before June 1. If a 1129 school district and the Just Read, Florida! Office cannot reach 1130 agreement on the contents of the plan, the school district may 1131 appeal to the State Board of Education for resolution. School 1132 districts shall be allowed reasonable flexibility in designing 1133 their plans and shall be encouraged to offer reading 1134 intervention through innovative methods, including career 1135 academies. The plan format shall be developed with input from 1136 school district personnel, including teachers and principals, 1137 and shall allow courses in core, career, and alternative 1138 programs that deliver intensive reading remediation through 1139 integrated curricula, provided that the teacher is deemed highly 1140 qualified to teach reading or working toward that status. No 1141 later than July 1 annually, the department shall release the 1142 school district’s allocation of appropriated funds to those 1143 districts having approved plans. A school district that spends 1144 100 percent of this allocation on its approved plan shall be 1145 deemed to have been in compliance with the plan. The department 1146 may withhold funds upon a determination that reading instruction 1147 allocation funds are not being used to implement the approved 1148 plan. The department shall monitor and track the implementation 1149 of each district plan, including conducting site visits and 1150 collecting specific data on expenditures and reading improvement 1151 results. By February 1 of each year, the department shall report 1152 its findings to the Legislature. 1153 (10) CALCULATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOCATION FOR JUVENILE 1154 JUSTICE EDUCATION PROGRAMS.—The total K-12 weighted full-time 1155 equivalent student membership in juvenile justice education 1156 programs in each school district shall be multiplied by the 1157 amount of the state average class-size-reduction factor 1158 multiplied by the district’s cost differential. An amount equal 1159 to the sum of this calculation shall be allocated in the FEFP to 1160 each school district to supplement other sources of funding for 1161 students in juvenile justice education programs. 1162 (11) VIRTUAL EDUCATION CONTRIBUTION.—The Legislature may 1163 annually provide in the Florida Education Finance Program a 1164 virtual education contribution. The amount of the virtual 1165 education contribution shall be the difference between the 1166 amount per FTE established in the General Appropriations Act or 1167 in any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1168 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year for virtual education and 1169 the amount per FTE for each district and the Florida Virtual 1170 School, which may be calculated by taking the sum of the base 1171 FEFP allocation, the discretionary local effort, the state 1172 funded discretionary contribution, the discretionary millage 1173 compression supplement, the research-based reading instruction 1174 allocation, and the instructional materials allocation, and then 1175 dividing by the total unweighted FTE. This difference shall be 1176 multiplied by the virtual education unweighted FTE for programs 1177 and options identified in s. 1002.455(3) and the Florida Virtual 1178 School and its franchises to equal the virtual education 1179 contribution and shall be included as a separate allocation in 1180 the funding formula. 1181 (12) FLORIDA DIGITAL CLASSROOMS ALLOCATION.— 1182 (a) The Florida digital classrooms allocation is created to 1183 support school district and school efforts and strategies to 1184 improve outcomes related to student performance by integrating 1185 technology in classroom teaching and learning. The outcomes must 1186 be measurable and may also be unique to the needs of individual 1187 schools and school districts within the general parameters 1188 established by the Department of Education. 1189 (b) Each district school board shall adopt a district 1190 digital classrooms plan that meets the unique needs of students, 1191 schools, and personnel and submit the plan for approval to the 1192 Department of Education. In addition, each district school board 1193 must, at a minimum, seek input from the district’s 1194 instructional, curriculum, and information technology staff to 1195 develop the district digital classrooms plan. The district’s 1196 plan must be within the general parameters established in the 1197 Florida digital classrooms plan pursuant to s. 1001.20. In 1198 addition, if the district participates in federal technology 1199 initiatives and grant programs, the district digital classrooms 1200 plan must include a plan for meeting requirements of such 1201 initiatives and grant programs. Funds allocated under this 1202 subsection must be used to support implementation of district 1203 digital classrooms plans. By October 1, 2014, and by March 1 of 1204 each year thereafter, on a date determined by the department, 1205 each district school board shall submit to the department, in a 1206 format prescribed by the department, a digital classrooms plan. 1207 At a minimum, such plan must include, and be annually updated to 1208 reflect, the following: 1209 1. Measurable student performance outcomes. Outcomes 1210 related to student performance, including outcomes for students 1211 with disabilities, must be tied to the efforts and strategies to 1212 improve outcomes related to student performance by integrating 1213 technology in classroom teaching and learning. Results of the 1214 outcomes shall be reported at least annually for the current 1215 school year and subsequent 3 years and be accompanied by an 1216 independent evaluation and validation of the reported results. 1217 2. Digital learning and technology infrastructure purchases 1218 and operational activities. Such purchases and activities must 1219 be tied to the measurable outcomes under subparagraph 1., 1220 including, but not limited to, connectivity, broadband access, 1221 wireless capacity, Internet speed, and data security, all of 1222 which must meet or exceed minimum requirements and protocols 1223 established by the department. For each year that the district 1224 uses funds for infrastructure, a third-party, independent 1225 evaluation of the district’s technology inventory and 1226 infrastructure needs must accompany the district’s plan. 1227 3. Professional development purchases and operational 1228 activities. Such purchases and activities must be tied to the 1229 measurable outcomes under subparagraph 1., including, but not 1230 limited to, using technology in the classroom and improving 1231 digital literacy and competency. 1232 4. Digital tool purchases and operational activities. Such 1233 purchases and activities must be tied to the measurable outcomes 1234 under subparagraph 1., including, but not limited to, 1235 competency-based credentials that measure and demonstrate 1236 digital competency and certifications; third-party assessments 1237 that demonstrate acquired knowledge and use of digital 1238 applications; and devices that meet or exceed minimum 1239 requirements and protocols established by the department. 1240 5. Online assessment-related purchases and operational 1241 activities. Such purchases and activities must be tied to the 1242 measurable outcomes under subparagraph 1., including, but not 1243 limited to, expanding the capacity to administer assessments and 1244 compatibility with minimum assessment protocols and requirements 1245 established by the department. 1246 (c) The Legislature shall annually provide in the General 1247 Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for the 1248 Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year 1249 the FEFP allocation for implementation of the Florida digital 1250 classrooms plan to be calculated in an amount up to 1 percent of 1251 the base student allocation multiplied by the total K-12 full 1252 time equivalent student enrollment included in the FEFP 1253 calculations for the legislative appropriation or as provided in 1254 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 1255 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 1256 fiscal year. Each school district shall be provided a minimum of 1257 $250,000, with the remaining balance of the allocation to be 1258 distributed based on each district’s proportion of the total K 1259 12 full-time equivalent student enrollment. Distribution of 1260 funds for the Florida digital classrooms allocation shall begin 1261 following submittal of each district’s digital classrooms plan, 1262 which must include formal verification of the superintendent’s 1263 approval of the digital classrooms plan of each charter school 1264 in the district, and approval of the plan by the department. 1265 Prior to the distribution of the Florida digital classrooms 1266 allocation funds, each district school superintendent shall 1267 certify to the Commissioner of Education that the district 1268 school board has approved a comprehensive district digital 1269 classrooms plan that supports the fidelity of implementation of 1270 the Florida digital classrooms allocation. District allocations 1271 shall be recalculated during the fiscal year consistent with the 1272 periodic recalculation of the FEFP. School districts shall 1273 provide a proportionate share of the digital classrooms 1274 allocation to each charter school in the district, as required 1275 for categorical programs in s. 1002.33(17)(b). A school district 1276 may use a competitive process to distribute funds for the 1277 Florida digital classrooms allocation to the schools within the 1278 school district. 1279 (d) To facilitate the implementation of the district 1280 digital classrooms plans and charter school digital classrooms 1281 plans, the commissioner shall support statewide, coordinated 1282 partnerships and efforts of this state’s education practitioners 1283 in the field, including, but not limited to, superintendents, 1284 principals, and teachers, to identify and share best practices, 1285 corrective actions, and other identified needs. 1286 (e) Beginning in the 2015-2016 fiscal year and each year 1287 thereafter, each district school board shall report to the 1288 department its use of funds provided through the Florida digital 1289 classrooms allocation and student performance outcomes in 1290 accordance with the district’s digital classrooms plan. The 1291 department may contract with an independent third-party entity 1292 to conduct an annual independent verification of the district’s 1293 use of Florida digital classrooms allocation funds in accordance 1294 with the district’s digital classrooms plan. In the event an 1295 independent third-party verification is not conducted, the 1296 Auditor General shall, during scheduled operational audits of 1297 the school districts, verify compliance of the use of Florida 1298 digital classrooms allocation funds in accordance with the 1299 district’s digital classrooms plan. No later than October 1 of 1300 each year, beginning in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the 1301 commissioner shall provide to the Governor, the President of the 1302 Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives a 1303 summary of each district’s use of funds, student performance 1304 outcomes, and progress toward meeting statutory requirements and 1305 timelines. 1306 (f) Each school district shall provide teachers, 1307 administrators, students, and parents with access to: 1308 1. Instructional materials in digital or electronic format, 1309 as defined in s. 1006.29. 1310 2. Digital materials, including those digital materials 1311 that enable students to earn certificates and industry 1312 certifications pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1008.44. 1313 3. Teaching and learning tools and resources, including the 1314 ability for teachers and administrators to manage, assess, and 1315 monitor student performance data. 1316 (13) FEDERALLY CONNECTED STUDENT SUPPLEMENT.—The federally 1317 connected student supplement is created to provide supplemental 1318 funding for school districts to support the education of 1319 students connected with federally owned military installations, 1320 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) real 1321 property, and Indian lands. To be eligible for this supplement, 1322 the district must be eligible for federal Impact Aid Program 1323 funds under s. 8003 of Title VIII of the Elementary and 1324 Secondary Education Act of 1965. The supplement shall be 1325 allocated annually to each eligible school district in the 1326 amount provided in the General Appropriations Act or in any law 1327 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 1328 the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The supplement shall be the sum of 1329 the student allocation and an exempt property allocation. 1330 (a) The student allocation shall be calculated based on the 1331 number of students reported for federal Impact Aid Program 1332 funds, including students with disabilities, who meet one of the 1333 following criteria: 1334 1. The student has a parent who is on active duty in the 1335 uniformed services or is an accredited foreign government 1336 official and military officer. Students with disabilities shall 1337 also be reported separately for this category. 1338 2. The student resides on eligible federally owned Indian 1339 land. Students with disabilities shall also be reported 1340 separately for this category. 1341 3. The student resides with a civilian parent who lives or 1342 works on eligible federal property connected with a military 1343 installation or NASA. The number of these students shall be 1344 multiplied by a factor of 0.5. 1345 (b) The total number of federally connected students 1346 calculated under paragraph (a) shall be multiplied by a 1347 percentage of the base student allocation as provided in the 1348 General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for 1349 the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 1350 year. The total of the number of students with disabilities as 1351 reported separately under subparagraphs (a)1. and 2. shall be 1352 multiplied by an additional percentage of the base student 1353 allocation as provided in the General Appropriations Act or in 1354 any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1355 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The base amount and the 1356 amount for students with disabilities shall be summed to provide 1357 the student allocation. 1358 (c) The exempt property allocation shall be equal to the 1359 tax-exempt value of federal impact aid lands reserved as 1360 military installations, real property owned by NASA, or eligible 1361 federally owned Indian lands located in the district, as of 1362 January 1 of the previous year, multiplied by the millage 1363 authorized and levied under s. 1011.71(2). 1364 (14) QUALITY ASSURANCE GUARANTEE.—The Legislature may 1365 annually in the General Appropriations Act or in any law 1366 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 1367 the 2017-2018 fiscal year determine a percentage increase in 1368 funds per K-12 unweighted FTE as a minimum guarantee to each 1369 school district. The guarantee shall be calculated from prior 1370 year base funding per unweighted FTE student which shall include 1371 the adjusted FTE dollars as provided in subsection (15), quality 1372 guarantee funds, and actual nonvoted discretionary local effort 1373 from taxes. From the base funding per unweighted FTE, the 1374 increase shall be calculated for the current year. The current 1375 year funds from which the guarantee shall be determined shall 1376 include the adjusted FTE dollars as provided in subsection (15) 1377 and potential nonvoted discretionary local effort from taxes. A 1378 comparison of current year funds per unweighted FTE to prior 1379 year funds per unweighted FTE shall be computed. For those 1380 school districts which have less than the legislatively assigned 1381 percentage increase, funds shall be provided to guarantee the 1382 assigned percentage increase in funds per unweighted FTE 1383 student. Should appropriated funds be less than the sum of this 1384 calculated amount for all districts, the commissioner shall 1385 prorate each district’s allocation. This provision shall be 1386 implemented to the extent specifically funded. 1387 (15) TOTAL ALLOCATION OF STATE FUNDS TO EACH DISTRICT FOR 1388 CURRENT OPERATION.—The total annual state allocation to each 1389 district for current operation for the FEFP shall be distributed 1390 periodically in the manner prescribed in the General 1391 Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for the 1392 Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. 1393 (a) If the funds appropriated for current operation of the 1394 FEFP are not sufficient to pay the state requirement in full, 1395 the department shall prorate the available state funds to each 1396 district in the following manner: 1397 1. Determine the percentage of proration by dividing the 1398 sum of the total amount for current operation, as provided in 1399 this paragraph for all districts collectively, and the total 1400 district required local effort into the sum of the state funds 1401 available for current operation and the total district required 1402 local effort. 1403 2. Multiply the percentage so determined by the sum of the 1404 total amount for current operation as provided in this paragraph 1405 and the required local effort for each individual district. 1406 3. From the product of such multiplication, subtract the 1407 required local effort of each district; and the remainder shall 1408 be the amount of state funds allocated to the district for 1409 current operation. However, no calculation subsequent to the 1410 appropriation shall result in negative state funds for any 1411 district. 1412 (b) The amount thus obtained shall be the net annual 1413 allocation to each school district. However, if it is determined 1414 that any school district received an underallocation or 1415 overallocation for any prior year because of an arithmetical 1416 error, assessment roll change required by final judicial 1417 decision, full-time equivalent student membership error, or any 1418 allocation error revealed in an audit report, the allocation to 1419 that district shall be appropriately adjusted. Beginning with 1420 the 2011-2012 fiscal year, if a special program cost factor is 1421 less than the basic program cost factor, an audit adjustment may 1422 not result in the reclassification of the special program FTE to 1423 the basic program FTE. If the Department of Education audit 1424 adjustment recommendation is based upon controverted findings of 1425 fact, the Commissioner of Education is authorized to establish 1426 the amount of the adjustment based on the best interests of the 1427 state. 1428 (c) The amount thus obtained shall represent the net annual 1429 state allocation to each district; however, notwithstanding any 1430 of the provisions herein, each district shall be guaranteed a 1431 minimum level of funding in the amount and manner prescribed in 1432 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 1433 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 1434 fiscal year. 1435 (16) COMPUTATION OF PRIOR YEAR DISTRICT REQUIRED LOCAL 1436 EFFORT.—Calculations required in this section shall be based on 1437 95 percent of the taxable value for school purposes for fiscal 1438 years prior to the 2010-2011 fiscal year. 1439 Section 3. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) of 1440 section 1011.67, Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 1441 1011.67 Funds for instructional materials.— 1442 (1) The department is authorized to allocate and distribute 1443 to each district an amount as prescribed annually by the 1444 Legislature for instructional materials for student membership 1445 in basic and special programs in grades K-12, which will provide 1446 for growth and maintenance needs. For purposes of this 1447 subsection, unweighted full-time equivalent students enrolled in 1448 the lab schools in state universities are to be included as 1449 school district students and reported as such to the department. 1450 The annual allocation shall be determined as follows: 1451 (a) The growth allocation for each school district shall be 1452 calculated as follows: 1453 1. Subtract from that district’s projected full-time 1454 equivalent membership of students in basic and special programs 1455 in grades K-12 used in determining the initial allocation of the 1456 Florida Education Finance Program, the prior year’s full-time 1457 equivalent membership of students in basic and special programs 1458 in grades K-12 for that district. 1459 2. Multiply any such increase in full-time equivalent 1460 student membership by the allocation for a set of instructional 1461 materials, as determined by the department, or as provided for 1462 in the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing 1463 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 1464 2018 fiscal year. 1465 3. The amount thus determined shall be that district’s 1466 initial allocation for growth for the school year. However, the 1467 department shall recompute and adjust the initial allocation 1468 based on actual full-time equivalent student membership data for 1469 that year. 1470 (b) The maintenance of the instructional materials 1471 allocation for each school district shall be calculated by 1472 multiplying each district’s prior year full-time equivalent 1473 membership of students in basic and special programs in grades 1474 K-12 by the allocation for maintenance of a set of instructional 1475 materials as provided for in the General Appropriations Act or 1476 in any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1477 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The amount thus 1478 determined shall be that district’s initial allocation for 1479 maintenance for the school year; however, the department shall 1480 recompute and adjust the initial allocation based on such actual 1481 full-time equivalent student membership data for that year. 1482 Section 4. Subsection (1) of section 1011.685, Florida 1483 Statutes, is amended to read: 1484 1011.685 Class size reduction; operating categorical fund.— 1485 (1) There is created an operating categorical fund for 1486 implementing the class size reduction provisions of s. 1, Art. 1487 IX of the State Constitution. These funds shall be allocated to 1488 each school district in the amount prescribed by the Legislature 1489 in the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing 1490 funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017 1491 2018 fiscal year. 1492 Section 5. Subsections (1), (3), and (9) of section 1493 1011.71, Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 1494 1011.71 District school tax.— 1495 (1) If the district school tax is not provided in the 1496 General Appropriations Act or the substantive bill implementing 1497 the General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding 1498 for the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 1499 fiscal year, each district school board desiring to participate 1500 in the state allocation of funds for current operation as 1501 prescribed by s. 1011.62(15) shall levy on the taxable value for 1502 school purposes of the district, exclusive of millage voted 1503 under s. 9(b) or s. 12, Art. VII of the State Constitution, a 1504 millage rate not to exceed the amount certified by the 1505 commissioner as the minimum millage rate necessary to provide 1506 the district required local effort for the current year, 1507 pursuant to s. 1011.62(4)(a)1. In addition to the required local 1508 effort millage levy, each district school board may levy a 1509 nonvoted current operating discretionary millage. The 1510 Legislature shall prescribe annually in the appropriations act 1511 the maximum amount of millage a district may levy. 1512 (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), if the revenue from 1.5 1513 mills is insufficient to meet the payments due under a lease 1514 purchase agreement entered into before June 30, 2009, by a 1515 district school board pursuant to paragraph (2)(e), or to meet 1516 other critical district fixed capital outlay needs, the board, 1517 in addition to the 1.5 mills, may levy up to 0.25 mills for 1518 fixed capital outlay in lieu of levying an equivalent amount of 1519 the discretionary mills for operations as provided in the 1520 General Appropriations Act or in any law providing funding for 1521 the Florida Education Finance Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal 1522 year. Millage levied pursuant to this subsection is subject to 1523 the provisions of s. 200.065 and, combined with the 1.5 mills 1524 authorized in subsection (2), may not exceed 1.75 mills. If the 1525 district chooses to use up to 0.25 mills for fixed capital 1526 outlay, the compression adjustment pursuant to s. 1011.62(5) 1527 shall be calculated for the standard discretionary millage that 1528 is not eligible for transfer to capital outlay. 1529 (9) In addition to the maximum millage levied under this 1530 section and the General Appropriations Act or in any law 1531 providing funding for the Florida Education Finance Program for 1532 the 2017-2018 fiscal year, a school district may levy, by local 1533 referendum or in a general election, additional millage for 1534 school operational purposes up to an amount that, when combined 1535 with nonvoted millage levied under this section, does not exceed 1536 the 10-mill limit established in s. 9(b), Art. VII of the State 1537 Constitution. Any such levy shall be for a maximum of 4 years 1538 and shall be counted as part of the 10-mill limit established in 1539 s. 9(b), Art. VII of the State Constitution. Millage elections 1540 conducted under the authority granted pursuant to this section 1541 are subject to s. 1011.73. Funds generated by such additional 1542 millage do not become a part of the calculation of the Florida 1543 Education Finance Program total potential funds in 2001-2002 or 1544 any subsequent year and must not be incorporated in the 1545 calculation of any hold-harmless or other component of the 1546 Florida Education Finance Program formula in any year. If an 1547 increase in required local effort, when added to existing 1548 millage levied under the 10-mill limit, would result in a 1549 combined millage in excess of the 10-mill limit, any millage 1550 levied pursuant to this subsection shall be considered to be 1551 required local effort to the extent that the district millage 1552 would otherwise exceed the 10-mill limit. 1553 Section 6. Subsection (2) of section 1012.71, Florida 1554 Statutes, is amended to read: 1555 1012.71 The Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance 1556 Program.— 1557 (2) The Legislature, in the General Appropriations Act or 1558 in any law providing funding for the Florida Education Finance 1559 Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, shall determine funding 1560 for the Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance Program. 1561 The funds appropriated are for classroom teachers to purchase, 1562 on behalf of the school district or charter school, classroom 1563 materials and supplies for the public school students assigned 1564 to them and may not be used to purchase equipment. The funds 1565 appropriated shall be used to supplement the materials and 1566 supplies otherwise available to classroom teachers. From the 1567 funds appropriated for the Florida Teachers Classroom Supply 1568 Assistance Program, the Commissioner of Education shall 1569 calculate an amount for each school district based upon each 1570 school district’s proportionate share of the state’s total 1571 unweighted FTE student enrollment and shall disburse the funds 1572 to the school districts by July 15. 1573 Section 7. If any law amended by this act was also amended 1574 by a law enacted during the 2017 Regular Session of the 1575 Legislature, such laws shall be construed as if enacted during 1576 the same session of the Legislature, and full effect shall be 1577 given to each if possible. 1578 Section 8. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017; or, if 1579 this act fails to become a law until after that date, it shall 1580 take effect upon becoming a law and shall operate retroactively 1581 to July 1, 2017.