CS/HB 7085: Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program
GENERAL BILL by Education Committee ; K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee ; Fresen
Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program; Requires private providers & public schools that deliver VPK program to execute statewide provider agreement prescribed by OEL; authorizes execution of single agreement on behalf of multiple private providers or public schools; requires OEL to adopt rules prescribing statewide provider agreement; requires early learning coalitions (ELCs) to use agreement; provides for format & content of agreement; prohibits ELC from executing agreements with private providers until ELC determines that providers are eligible to deliver program; provides for publication of statewide provider agreement & submission of executed agreements to OEL; requires submission of certain proposed rules to presiding officers of Legislature within specified period; revises requirements for calculation of student enrollment for purposes of initial allocations of funds for VPK program; provides for monthly reporting of student enrollment; requires Auditor General to conduct audits of ELCs; requires OEL to monitor & evaluate performance, finances, & operations of ELCs; repeals legislative intent concerning professional credentials of prekindergarten instructors & Florida Early Learning Advisory Council.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Education Pre-K - 12, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5101 (Ch. 2012-133)
Bill Text: PDF
- Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
- Budget (BC)
• Introduced -HJ 311
• Referred to Education Committee -HJ 525
• On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 02/13/12, 11:30 am, Reed Hall
• CS by- Education Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 603
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Education Committee read 1st time -HJ 600
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 631
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
• Read 2nd time -HJ 871
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 919
• CS passed; YEAS 100 NAYS 14 -HJ 920
• In Messages
• Received -SJ 836
• Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 836
• Died in Education Pre-K - 12, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5101 (Ch. 2012-133)
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