Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7009, 2nd Eng.
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             04/30/2013 03:25 PM       .      05/02/2013 10:45 AM       

       Senator Legg moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 67 - 634
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5), paragraphs (b),
    6  (c), and (h) of subsection (6), paragraphs (a) and (c) of
    7  subsection (7), and paragraph (a) of subsection (8) of section
    8  1002.33, Florida Statutes, are amended, to read:
    9         1002.33 Charter schools.—
   10         (5) SPONSOR; DUTIES.—
   11         (b) Sponsor duties.—
   12         1.a. The sponsor shall monitor and review the charter
   13  school in its progress toward the goals established in the
   14  charter.
   15         b. The sponsor shall monitor the revenues and expenditures
   16  of the charter school and perform the duties provided in s.
   17  1002.345.
   18         c. The sponsor may approve a charter for a charter school
   19  before the applicant has identified space, equipment, or
   20  personnel, if the applicant indicates approval is necessary for
   21  it to raise working funds.
   22         d. The sponsor sponsor’s policies shall not apply its
   23  policies to a charter school unless mutually agreed to by both
   24  the sponsor and the charter school. If the sponsor subsequently
   25  amends any agreed-upon sponsor policy, the version of the policy
   26  in effect at the time of the execution of the charter, or any
   27  subsequent modification thereof, shall remain in effect and the
   28  sponsor may not hold the charter school responsible for any
   29  provision of a newly revised policy until the revised policy is
   30  mutually agreed upon.
   31         e. The sponsor shall ensure that the charter is innovative
   32  and consistent with the state education goals established by s.
   33  1000.03(5).
   34         f. The sponsor shall ensure that the charter school
   35  participates in the state’s education accountability system. If
   36  a charter school falls short of performance measures included in
   37  the approved charter, the sponsor shall report such shortcomings
   38  to the Department of Education.
   39         g. The sponsor shall not be liable for civil damages under
   40  state law for personal injury, property damage, or death
   41  resulting from an act or omission of an officer, employee,
   42  agent, or governing body of the charter school.
   43         h. The sponsor shall not be liable for civil damages under
   44  state law for any employment actions taken by an officer,
   45  employee, agent, or governing body of the charter school.
   46         i. The sponsor’s duties to monitor the charter school shall
   47  not constitute the basis for a private cause of action.
   48         j. The sponsor shall not impose additional reporting
   49  requirements on a charter school without providing reasonable
   50  and specific justification in writing to the charter school.
   51         k. The sponsor shall submit an annual report to the
   52  Department of Education in a web-based format to be determined
   53  by the department.
   54         (I) The report shall include the following information:
   55         (A) The number of draft applications received on or before
   56  May 1 and each applicant’s contact information.
   57         (B) The number of final applications received on or before
   58  August 1 and each applicant’s contact information.
   59         (C) The date each application was approved, denied, or
   60  withdrawn.
   61         (D) The date each final contract was executed.
   62         (II) Beginning August 31, 2013, and each year thereafter,
   63  the sponsor shall submit to the department the information for
   64  the applications submitted the previous year.
   65         (III) The department shall compile an annual report, by
   66  district, and post the report on its website by November 1 of
   67  each year.
   68         2. Immunity for the sponsor of a charter school under
   69  subparagraph 1. applies only with respect to acts or omissions
   70  not under the sponsor’s direct authority as described in this
   71  section.
   72         3. This paragraph does not waive a district school board’s
   73  sovereign immunity.
   74         4. A Florida College System institution may work with the
   75  school district or school districts in its designated service
   76  area to develop charter schools that offer secondary education.
   77  These charter schools must include an option for students to
   78  receive an associate degree upon high school graduation. If a
   79  Florida College System institution operates an approved teacher
   80  preparation program under s. 1004.04 or s. 1004.85, the
   81  institution may operate no more than one charter school that
   82  serves students in kindergarten through grade 12. In
   83  kindergarten through grade 8, the charter school shall implement
   84  innovative blended learning instructional models in which, for a
   85  given course, a student learns in part through online delivery
   86  of content and instruction with some element of student control
   87  over time, place, path, or pace and in part at a supervised
   88  brick-and-mortar location away from home. A student in a blended
   89  learning course must be a full-time student of the charter
   90  school and receive the online instruction in a classroom setting
   91  at the charter school. District school boards shall cooperate
   92  with and assist the Florida College System institution on the
   93  charter application. Florida College System institution
   94  applications for charter schools are not subject to the time
   95  deadlines outlined in subsection (6) and may be approved by the
   96  district school board at any time during the year. Florida
   97  College System institutions may not report FTE for any students
   98  who receive FTE funding through the Florida Education Finance
   99  Program.
  100         5. A school district may enter into nonexclusive interlocal
  101  agreements with federal and state agencies, counties,
  102  municipalities, and other governmental entities that operate
  103  within the geographical borders of the school district to act on
  104  behalf of such governmental entities in the inspection,
  105  issuance, and other necessary activities for all necessary
  106  permits, licenses, and other permissions that a charter school
  107  needs in order for development, construction, or operation. A
  108  charter school may use, but may not be required to use, a school
  109  district for these services. The interlocal agreement must
  110  include, but need not be limited to, the identification of fees
  111  that charter schools will be charged for such services. The fees
  112  must consist of the governmental entity’s fees plus a fee for
  113  the school district to recover no more than actual costs for
  114  providing such services. These services and fees are not
  115  included within the services to be provided pursuant to
  116  subsection (20).
  117         (6) APPLICATION PROCESS AND REVIEW.—Charter school
  118  applications are subject to the following requirements:
  119         (b) A sponsor shall receive and review all applications for
  120  a charter school using an evaluation instrument developed by the
  121  Department of Education. A sponsor shall receive and consider
  122  charter school applications received on or before August 1 of
  123  each calendar year for charter schools to be opened at the
  124  beginning of the school district’s next school year, or to be
  125  opened at a time agreed to by the applicant and the sponsor. A
  126  sponsor may not refuse to receive a charter school application
  127  submitted before August 1 and may receive an application
  128  submitted applications later than August 1 this date if it
  129  chooses. In order to facilitate greater collaboration in the
  130  application process, an applicant may submit a draft charter
  131  school application on or before May 1 with an application fee of
  132  $500. If a draft application is timely submitted, the sponsor
  133  shall review and provide feedback as to material deficiencies in
  134  the application by July 1. The applicant shall then have until
  135  August 1 to resubmit a revised and final application. The
  136  sponsor may approve the draft application. A sponsor may not
  137  charge an applicant for a charter any fee for the processing or
  138  consideration of an application, and a sponsor may not base its
  139  consideration or approval of a final an application upon the
  140  promise of future payment of any kind. Before approving or
  141  denying any final application, the sponsor shall allow the
  142  applicant, upon receipt of written notification, at least 7
  143  calendar days to make technical or nonsubstantive corrections
  144  and clarifications, including, but not limited to, corrections
  145  of grammatical, typographical, and like errors or missing
  146  signatures, if such errors are identified by the sponsor as
  147  cause to deny the final application.
  148         1. In order to facilitate an accurate budget projection
  149  process, a sponsor shall be held harmless for FTE students who
  150  are not included in the FTE projection due to approval of
  151  charter school applications after the FTE projection deadline.
  152  In a further effort to facilitate an accurate budget projection,
  153  within 15 calendar days after receipt of a charter school
  154  application, a sponsor shall report to the Department of
  155  Education the name of the applicant entity, the proposed charter
  156  school location, and its projected FTE.
  157         2. In order to ensure fiscal responsibility, an application
  158  for a charter school shall include a full accounting of expected
  159  assets, a projection of expected sources and amounts of income,
  160  including income derived from projected student enrollments and
  161  from community support, and an expense projection that includes
  162  full accounting of the costs of operation, including start-up
  163  costs.
  164         3.a. A sponsor shall by a majority vote approve or deny an
  165  application no later than 60 calendar days after the application
  166  is received, unless the sponsor and the applicant mutually agree
  167  in writing to temporarily postpone the vote to a specific date,
  168  at which time the sponsor shall by a majority vote approve or
  169  deny the application. If the sponsor fails to act on the
  170  application, an applicant may appeal to the State Board of
  171  Education as provided in paragraph (c). If an application is
  172  denied, the sponsor shall, within 10 calendar days after such
  173  denial, articulate in writing the specific reasons, based upon
  174  good cause, supporting its denial of the charter application and
  175  shall provide the letter of denial and supporting documentation
  176  to the applicant and to the Department of Education.
  177         b. An application submitted by a high-performing charter
  178  school identified pursuant to s. 1002.331 may be denied by the
  179  sponsor only if the sponsor demonstrates by clear and convincing
  180  evidence that:
  181         (I) The application does not materially comply with the
  182  requirements in paragraph (a);
  183         (II) The charter school proposed in the application does
  184  not materially comply with the requirements in paragraphs
  185  (9)(a)-(f);
  186         (III) The proposed charter school’s educational program
  187  does not substantially replicate that of the applicant or one of
  188  the applicant’s high-performing charter schools;
  189         (IV) The applicant has made a material misrepresentation or
  190  false statement or concealed an essential or material fact
  191  during the application process; or
  192         (V) The proposed charter school’s educational program and
  193  financial management practices do not materially comply with the
  194  requirements of this section.
  196  Material noncompliance is a failure to follow requirements or a
  197  violation of prohibitions applicable to charter school
  198  applications, which failure is quantitatively or qualitatively
  199  significant either individually or when aggregated with other
  200  noncompliance. An applicant is considered to be replicating a
  201  high-performing charter school if the proposed school is
  202  substantially similar to at least one of the applicant’s high
  203  performing charter schools and the organization or individuals
  204  involved in the establishment and operation of the proposed
  205  school are significantly involved in the operation of replicated
  206  schools.
  207         c. If the sponsor denies an application submitted by a
  208  high-performing charter school, the sponsor must, within 10
  209  calendar days after such denial, state in writing the specific
  210  reasons, based upon the criteria in sub-subparagraph b.,
  211  supporting its denial of the application and must provide the
  212  letter of denial and supporting documentation to the applicant
  213  and to the Department of Education. The applicant may appeal the
  214  sponsor’s denial of the application directly to the State Board
  215  of Education pursuant to sub-subparagraph (c)3.b.
  216         4. For budget projection purposes, the sponsor shall report
  217  to the Department of Education the approval or denial of a
  218  charter application within 10 calendar days after such approval
  219  or denial. In the event of approval, the report to the
  220  Department of Education shall include the final projected FTE
  221  for the approved charter school.
  222         5. Upon approval of a charter application, the initial
  223  startup shall commence with the beginning of the public school
  224  calendar for the district in which the charter is granted unless
  225  the sponsor allows a waiver of this subparagraph for good cause.
  226         (c)1. An applicant may appeal any denial of that
  227  applicant’s application or failure to act on an application to
  228  the State Board of Education no later than 30 calendar days
  229  after receipt of the sponsor’s decision or failure to act and
  230  shall notify the sponsor of its appeal. Any response of the
  231  sponsor shall be submitted to the State Board of Education
  232  within 30 calendar days after notification of the appeal. Upon
  233  receipt of notification from the State Board of Education that a
  234  charter school applicant is filing an appeal, the Commissioner
  235  of Education shall convene a meeting of the Charter School
  236  Appeal Commission to study and make recommendations to the State
  237  Board of Education regarding its pending decision about the
  238  appeal. The commission shall forward its recommendation to the
  239  state board at least no later than 7 calendar days before prior
  240  to the date on which the appeal is to be heard. An appeal
  241  regarding the denial of an application submitted by a high
  242  performing charter school pursuant to s. 1002.331 shall be
  243  conducted by the State Board of Education in accordance with
  244  this paragraph, except that the commission shall not convene to
  245  make recommendations regarding the appeal. However, the
  246  Commissioner of Education shall review the appeal and make a
  247  recommendation to the state board.
  248         2. The Charter School Appeal Commission or, in the case of
  249  an appeal regarding an application submitted by a high
  250  performing charter school, the State Board of Education may
  251  reject an appeal submission for failure to comply with
  252  procedural rules governing the appeals process. The rejection
  253  shall describe the submission errors. The appellant shall have
  254  15 calendar days after notice of rejection in which to resubmit
  255  an appeal that meets the requirements set forth in State Board
  256  of Education rule. An appeal submitted subsequent to such
  257  rejection is considered timely if the original appeal was filed
  258  within 30 calendar days after receipt of notice of the specific
  259  reasons for the sponsor’s denial of the charter application.
  260         3.a. The State Board of Education shall by majority vote
  261  accept or reject the decision of the sponsor no later than 90
  262  calendar days after an appeal is filed in accordance with State
  263  Board of Education rule. The State Board of Education shall
  264  remand the application to the sponsor with its written decision
  265  that the sponsor approve or deny the application. The sponsor
  266  shall implement the decision of the State Board of Education.
  267  The decision of the State Board of Education is not subject to
  268  the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 120.
  269         b. If an appeal concerns an application submitted by a
  270  high-performing charter school identified pursuant to s.
  271  1002.331, the State Board of Education shall determine whether
  272  the sponsor has shown, by clear and convincing evidence, that:
  273         (I) The application does not materially comply with the
  274  requirements in paragraph (a);
  275         (II) The charter school proposed in the application does
  276  not materially comply with the requirements in paragraphs
  277  (9)(a)-(f);
  278         (III) The proposed charter school’s educational program
  279  does not substantially replicate that of the applicant or one of
  280  the applicant’s high-performing charter schools;
  281         (IV) The applicant has made a material misrepresentation or
  282  false statement or concealed an essential or material fact
  283  during the application process; or
  284         (V) The proposed charter school’s educational program and
  285  financial management practices do not materially comply with the
  286  requirements of this section.
  288  The State Board of Education shall approve or reject the
  289  sponsor’s denial of an application no later than 90 calendar
  290  days after an appeal is filed in accordance with State Board of
  291  Education rule. The State Board of Education shall remand the
  292  application to the sponsor with its written decision that the
  293  sponsor approve or deny the application. The sponsor shall
  294  implement the decision of the State Board of Education. The
  295  decision of the State Board of Education is not subject to the
  296  Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 120.
  297         (h) The terms and conditions for the operation of a charter
  298  school shall be set forth by the sponsor and the applicant in a
  299  written contractual agreement, called a charter. The sponsor may
  300  shall not impose unreasonable rules or regulations that violate
  301  the intent of giving charter schools greater flexibility to meet
  302  educational goals. The sponsor has 30 shall have 60 days after
  303  approval of the application to provide an initial proposed
  304  charter contract to the charter school. The applicant and the
  305  sponsor have 40 shall have 75 days thereafter to negotiate and
  306  notice the charter contract for final approval by the sponsor
  307  unless both parties agree to an extension. The proposed charter
  308  contract shall be provided to the charter school at least 7
  309  calendar days prior to the date of the meeting at which the
  310  charter is scheduled to be voted upon by the sponsor. The
  311  Department of Education shall provide mediation services for any
  312  dispute regarding this section subsequent to the approval of a
  313  charter application and for any dispute relating to the approved
  314  charter, except disputes regarding charter school application
  315  denials. If the Commissioner of Education determines that the
  316  dispute cannot be settled through mediation, the dispute may be
  317  appealed to an administrative law judge appointed by the
  318  Division of Administrative Hearings. The administrative law
  319  judge has final order authority to may rule on issues of
  320  equitable treatment of the charter school as a public school,
  321  whether proposed provisions of the charter violate the intended
  322  flexibility granted charter schools by statute, or on any other
  323  matter regarding this section except a charter school
  324  application denial, a charter termination, or a charter
  325  nonrenewal and shall award the prevailing party reasonable
  326  attorney’s fees and costs incurred to be paid by the losing
  327  party. The costs of the administrative hearing shall be paid by
  328  the party whom the administrative law judge rules against.
  329         (7) CHARTER.—The major issues involving the operation of a
  330  charter school shall be considered in advance and written into
  331  the charter. The charter shall be signed by the governing board
  332  of the charter school and the sponsor, following a public
  333  hearing to ensure community input.
  334         (a) The charter shall address and criteria for approval of
  335  the charter shall be based on:
  336         1. The school’s mission, the students to be served, and the
  337  ages and grades to be included.
  338         2. The focus of the curriculum, the instructional methods
  339  to be used, any distinctive instructional techniques to be
  340  employed, and identification and acquisition of appropriate
  341  technologies needed to improve educational and administrative
  342  performance which include a means for promoting safe, ethical,
  343  and appropriate uses of technology which comply with legal and
  344  professional standards.
  345         a. The charter shall ensure that reading is a primary focus
  346  of the curriculum and that resources are provided to identify
  347  and provide specialized instruction for students who are reading
  348  below grade level. The curriculum and instructional strategies
  349  for reading must be consistent with the Next Generation Sunshine
  350  State Standards and grounded in scientifically based reading
  351  research.
  352         b. In order to provide students with access to diverse
  353  instructional delivery models, to facilitate the integration of
  354  technology within traditional classroom instruction, and to
  355  provide students with the skills they need to compete in the
  356  21st century economy, the Legislature encourages instructional
  357  methods for blended learning courses consisting of both
  358  traditional classroom and online instructional techniques.
  359  Charter schools may implement blended learning courses which
  360  combine traditional classroom instruction and virtual
  361  instruction. Students in a blended learning course must be full
  362  time students of the charter school and receive the online
  363  instruction in a classroom setting at the charter school.
  364  Instructional personnel certified pursuant to s. 1012.55 who
  365  provide virtual instruction for blended learning courses may be
  366  employees of the charter school or may be under contract to
  367  provide instructional services to charter school students. At a
  368  minimum, such instructional personnel must hold an active state
  369  or school district adjunct certification under s. 1012.57 for
  370  the subject area of the blended learning course. The funding and
  371  performance accountability requirements for blended learning
  372  courses are the same as those for traditional courses.
  373         3. The current incoming baseline standard of student
  374  academic achievement, the outcomes to be achieved, and the
  375  method of measurement that will be used. The criteria listed in
  376  this subparagraph shall include a detailed description of:
  377         a. How the baseline student academic achievement levels and
  378  prior rates of academic progress will be established.
  379         b. How these baseline rates will be compared to rates of
  380  academic progress achieved by these same students while
  381  attending the charter school.
  382         c. To the extent possible, how these rates of progress will
  383  be evaluated and compared with rates of progress of other
  384  closely comparable student populations.
  386  The district school board is required to provide academic
  387  student performance data to charter schools for each of their
  388  students coming from the district school system, as well as
  389  rates of academic progress of comparable student populations in
  390  the district school system.
  391         4. The methods used to identify the educational strengths
  392  and needs of students and how well educational goals and
  393  performance standards are met by students attending the charter
  394  school. The methods shall provide a means for the charter school
  395  to ensure accountability to its constituents by analyzing
  396  student performance data and by evaluating the effectiveness and
  397  efficiency of its major educational programs. Students in
  398  charter schools shall, at a minimum, participate in the
  399  statewide assessment program created under s. 1008.22.
  400         5. In secondary charter schools, a method for determining
  401  that a student has satisfied the requirements for graduation in
  402  s. 1003.428, s. 1003.429, or s. 1003.43.
  403         6. A method for resolving conflicts between the governing
  404  board of the charter school and the sponsor.
  405         7. The admissions procedures and dismissal procedures,
  406  including the school’s code of student conduct.
  407         8. The ways by which the school will achieve a
  408  racial/ethnic balance reflective of the community it serves or
  409  within the racial/ethnic range of other public schools in the
  410  same school district.
  411         9. The financial and administrative management of the
  412  school, including a reasonable demonstration of the professional
  413  experience or competence of those individuals or organizations
  414  applying to operate the charter school or those hired or
  415  retained to perform such professional services and the
  416  description of clearly delineated responsibilities and the
  417  policies and practices needed to effectively manage the charter
  418  school. A description of internal audit procedures and
  419  establishment of controls to ensure that financial resources are
  420  properly managed must be included. Both public sector and
  421  private sector professional experience shall be equally valid in
  422  such a consideration.
  423         10. The asset and liability projections required in the
  424  application which are incorporated into the charter and shall be
  425  compared with information provided in the annual report of the
  426  charter school.
  427         11. A description of procedures that identify various risks
  428  and provide for a comprehensive approach to reduce the impact of
  429  losses; plans to ensure the safety and security of students and
  430  staff; plans to identify, minimize, and protect others from
  431  violent or disruptive student behavior; and the manner in which
  432  the school will be insured, including whether or not the school
  433  will be required to have liability insurance, and, if so, the
  434  terms and conditions thereof and the amounts of coverage.
  435         12. The term of the charter which shall provide for
  436  cancellation of the charter if insufficient progress has been
  437  made in attaining the student achievement objectives of the
  438  charter and if it is not likely that such objectives can be
  439  achieved before expiration of the charter. The initial term of a
  440  charter shall be for 4 or 5 years. In order to facilitate access
  441  to long-term financial resources for charter school
  442  construction, charter schools that are operated by a
  443  municipality or other public entity as provided by law are
  444  eligible for up to a 15-year charter, subject to approval by the
  445  district school board. A charter lab school is eligible for a
  446  charter for a term of up to 15 years. In addition, to facilitate
  447  access to long-term financial resources for charter school
  448  construction, charter schools that are operated by a private,
  449  not-for-profit, s. 501(c)(3) status corporation are eligible for
  450  up to a 15-year charter, subject to approval by the district
  451  school board. Such long-term charters remain subject to annual
  452  review and may be terminated during the term of the charter, but
  453  only according to the provisions set forth in subsection (8).
  454         13. The facilities to be used and their location. The
  455  sponsor may not require a charter school to have a certificate
  456  of occupancy or a temporary certificate of occupancy for such a
  457  facility earlier than 15 calendar days before the first day of
  458  school.
  459         14. The qualifications to be required of the teachers and
  460  the potential strategies used to recruit, hire, train, and
  461  retain qualified staff to achieve best value.
  462         15. The governance structure of the school, including the
  463  status of the charter school as a public or private employer as
  464  required in paragraph (12)(i).
  465         16. A timetable for implementing the charter which
  466  addresses the implementation of each element thereof and the
  467  date by which the charter shall be awarded in order to meet this
  468  timetable.
  469         17. In the case of an existing public school that is being
  470  converted to charter status, alternative arrangements for
  471  current students who choose not to attend the charter school and
  472  for current teachers who choose not to teach in the charter
  473  school after conversion in accordance with the existing
  474  collective bargaining agreement or district school board rule in
  475  the absence of a collective bargaining agreement. However,
  476  alternative arrangements shall not be required for current
  477  teachers who choose not to teach in a charter lab school, except
  478  as authorized by the employment policies of the state university
  479  which grants the charter to the lab school.
  480         18. Full disclosure of the identity of all relatives
  481  employed by the charter school who are related to the charter
  482  school owner, president, chairperson of the governing board of
  483  directors, superintendent, governing board member, principal,
  484  assistant principal, or any other person employed by the charter
  485  school who has equivalent decisionmaking authority. For the
  486  purpose of this subparagraph, the term “relative” means father,
  487  mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first
  488  cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in
  489  law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law,
  490  stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother,
  491  stepsister, half brother, or half sister.
  492         19. Implementation of the activities authorized under s.
  493  1002.331 by the charter school when it satisfies the eligibility
  494  requirements for a high-performing charter school. A high
  495  performing charter school shall notify its sponsor in writing by
  496  March 1 if it intends to increase enrollment or expand grade
  497  levels the following school year. The written notice shall
  498  specify the amount of the enrollment increase and the grade
  499  levels that will be added, as applicable.
  500         (c) A charter may be modified during its initial term or
  501  any renewal term upon the recommendation of the sponsor or the
  502  charter school’s governing board and the approval of both
  503  parties to the agreement. Modification may include, but is not
  504  limited to, consolidation of multiple charters into a single
  505  charter if the charters are operated under the same governing
  506  board and physically located on the same campus, regardless of
  507  the renewal cycle.
  509         (a) The sponsor shall make student academic achievement for
  510  all students the most important factor when determining whether
  511  to renew or terminate the charter. The sponsor may also choose
  512  not to renew or may terminate the charter for any of the
  513  following grounds:
  514         1. Failure to participate in the state’s education
  515  accountability system created in s. 1008.31, as required in this
  516  section, or failure to meet the requirements for student
  517  performance stated in the charter.
  518         2. Failure to meet generally accepted standards of fiscal
  519  management.
  520         3. Violation of law.
  521         4. Other good cause shown.
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  524         And the title is amended as follows:
  525         Delete lines 2 - 26
  526  and insert:
  527         An act relating to education; amending s. 1002.33,
  528         F.S.; clarifying enforcement of policies agreed to by
  529         the sponsor and charter school which are subsequently
  530         amended; requiring a charter school sponsor to submit
  531         an annual report that includes specified information;
  532         authorizing a charter school operated by a Florida
  533         College System institution to serve students in
  534         kindergarten through grade 12 if certain criteria are
  535         met; authorizing a school district to enter into
  536         certain interlocal agreements and authorizing charter
  537         schools to use the school district for certain related
  538         services; revising provisions relating to the timely
  539         submission of charter school applications; providing
  540         requirements relating to the appeal of a denied
  541         application submitted by a high-performing charter
  542         school; prohibiting a sponsor from requiring a charter
  543         school to have a certificate of occupancy before the
  544         first day of school or to identify the students who
  545         will be enrolled; providing for modification of a
  546         charter; requiring a sponsor to make student academic
  547         achievement for all students a priority in deciding
  548         whether to renew a charter; revising the