Florida Senate - 2011 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1546
Senate . House
Comm: WD .
The Committee on Budget (Flores) recommended the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete lines 1192 - 1214
4 and insert:
(16) EXEMPTION FROM STATUTES AND ORDINANCES.—
6 (a) A charter school shall operate in accordance with its
7 charter and shall be exempt from all statutes in chapters 1000
8 1013. However, a charter school shall be in compliance with the
9 following statutes in chapters 1000-1013:
10 1. Those statutes specifically applying to charter schools,
11 including this section.
12 2. Those statutes pertaining to the student assessment
13 program and school grading system.
14 3. Those statutes pertaining to the provision of services
15 to students with disabilities.
16 4. Those statutes pertaining to civil rights, including s.
17 1000.05, relating to discrimination.
18 5. Those statutes pertaining to student health, safety, and
20 (b) Additionally, a charter school shall be in compliance
21 with the following statutes:
22 1. Section 286.011, relating to public meetings and
23 records, public inspection, and criminal and civil penalties.
24 2. Chapter 119, relating to public records.
25 3. Section 1003.03, relating to the maximum class size,
26 except that the calculation for compliance pursuant to s.
27 1003.03 shall be the average at the school level.
28 (c) A charter school is exempt from any local government
29 ordinance, resolution, or regulation that regulates, directly or
30 indirectly, the operation, hours, programs, curriculum,
31 location, enrollment capacity, grade levels, size, or facilities
32 of the charter school except as expressly permitted under this
33 section, and any such ordinance, resolution, or regulation is
34 expressly preempted.
36 Delete lines 1393 - 1399
37 and insert:
38 (g) Each school district shall annually provide to the
39 Department of Education as part of its 5-year work plan the
40 number of existing vacant classrooms in each school that the
41 district does not intend to use or does not project will be
42 needed for educational purposes for the following school year.
43 The department shall require may recommend that a district to
44 make such space available to an appropriate charter school
45 through a request-for-proposal process.
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48 And the title is amended as follows:
49 Delete line 11
50 and insert:
51 to changes made by the act; providing an exemption for
52 charter schools from certain local government
53 ordinances, resolutions, or regulations; requiring
54 that the Department of Education require a school
55 district to make classroom space available to an
56 appropriate charter school through a request-for
57 proposal process; amending ss. 1002.34,