Florida Senate - 2019 SB 1434 By Senator Diaz 36-00742-19 20191434__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Education Finance 3 Program; amending s. 1011.60, F.S.; requiring school 4 districts that participate in the Florida Education 5 Finance Program to expend 80 percent of funds from the 6 program for classroom spending purposes; providing an 7 effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Upon the expiration of the amendment to section 12 1011.60, Florida Statutes, pursuant to section 17 of chapter 13 2018-5, Laws of Florida, subsection (8) of section 1011.60, 14 Florida Statutes, is added to read: 15 1011.60 Minimum requirements of the Florida Education 16 Finance Program.—Each district which participates in the state 17 appropriations for the Florida Education Finance Program shall 18 provide evidence of its effort to maintain an adequate school 19 program throughout the district and shall meet at least the 20 following requirements: 21 (8) MINIMUM CLASSROOM EXPENDITURE REQUIREMENTS.—Expend 80 22 percent of funds received from the Florida Education Finance 23 Program for classroom spending purposes, which include salaries 24 and bonuses for classroom teachers; supplies and materials for 25 classroom teachers; student materials, technology for use by 26 students, and tutoring for students; salaries for additional 27 classroom teachers and aides; and classroom-based supplemental 28 instruction activities. 29 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.