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SB 46 — Reading Achievement Initiative for Scholastic Excellence Program

by Senator Stewart

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Pre-K -12 Committee (ED)

The bill authorizes school districts participating in the Reading Achievement Initiative for Scholastic Excellence (RAISE) tutoring program to offer the tutoring program after the school day and to provide a stipend to instructional personnel and high school students serving as tutors during after-school hours.

The bill limits to unpaid hours the tutoring hours that count towards meeting community service requirements for high school graduation, if locally required, and the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

If approved by the Governor, or allowed to become law without the Governor’s signature, these provisions take effect July 1, 2024.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 114-0