Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1390
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/11/2013           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Montford) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 314 and 315
    4  insert:
    5         Section 5. Section 1008.331, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
    6         Section 6. Section 1008.333, Florida Statutes, is created
    7  to read:
    8         1008.333 Resources for Title I schools.—
    9         (1) School districts shall allocate an amount equivalent to
   10  15 percent of the Title I, Part A funds from the Elementary and
   11  Secondary Education Act for school-level and district-level
   12  interventions, strategies, and support designed to improve the
   13  performance of Title I schools and to close student achievement
   14  gaps, including those described in the school improvement plan
   15  required by s. 1001.42(18). Each school district shall annually
   16  submit, as part of its Title I application, a district-level
   17  improvement plan that:
   18         (a) Identifies the research-based interventions,
   19  strategies, and support that will be used to improve student
   20  achievement and close student achievement gaps.
   21         (b) Identifies the schools and students targeted for
   22  assistance.
   23         (c) Describes the methods by which the impact of these
   24  interventions, strategies, and support on improving school
   25  performance and closing student achievement gaps will be
   26  measured.
   27         (d) Describes the process the district will use to
   28  prioritize district-level support services to provide effective
   29  and efficient delivery to such schools.
   30         (2) A district-level plan may also include tutoring by
   31  private providers. The plan shall:
   32         (a) Describe the competitive selection process that will be
   33  used to approve providers, which must include, at a minimum, the
   34  following criteria:
   35         1. Alignment of the provider’s curricula to the Next
   36  Generation Sunshine State Standards.
   37         2. Use of research-based instructional methods that are
   38  consistent with the instruction provided by the district.
   39         3. Demonstrated financial stability.
   40         (b) Describe the schools and students for which such
   41  tutoring will be available and the notification process that
   42  will be used to notify parents.
   43         (c) Describe the process for discontinuing the use of
   44  providers that fail to meet financial and academic standards
   45  established by the district.
   46         (d) Describe the method for informing parents of the
   47  student’s progress.
   48         (e) Include a parent complaint resolution process.
   49         (f) Require that the board of directors, the managing
   50  members, and, if a sole proprietor, the owner meet the
   51  background screening requirements of s. 435.04.
   52         (3) The department shall review submitted plans for
   53  approval, conditional approval, or denial based upon the
   54  requirements of subsections (1) and (2) and to limit the types
   55  and uses of interventions, strategies, and support based in part
   56  upon the best practices identified in subsection (4).
   57         (4) The department shall analyze the results of each
   58  district-level improvement plan to identify the interventions,
   59  strategies, and support that reduced student achievement gaps
   60  and increased school-level performance. The department shall
   61  disseminate the results of its review to all school districts.
   62         (5) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to
   63  implement this section.
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   66         And the title is amended as follows:
   67         Delete line 35
   68  and insert:
   69         specifying requirements for such report; repealing s.
   70         1008.331, F.S., relating to supplemental educational
   71         services in Title I schools; creating s. 1008.333,
   72         F.S.; requiring school districts to allocate funds for
   73         interventions to improve the performance of Title I
   74         schools; requiring additional information in a
   75         district’s Title I application; providing criteria for
   76         private providers; requiring analysis of district
   77         level improvement plans by the Department of
   78         Education; providing rulemaking authority; providing
   79         an