Florida Senate - 2014 SB 1088
By Senator Garcia
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to maximum class size; amending s.
3 1003.03, F.S.; calculating a school district’s class
4 size categorical allocation reduction at the school
5 average when maximum class size requirements are not
6 met; revising the calculation; providing an effective
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
12 1003.03, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
13 1003.03 Maximum class size.—
14 (4) ACCOUNTABILITY.—
15 (a) If the department determines that the number of
16 students assigned to an
any individual class exceeds the class
17 size maximum, as required in subsection (1), based upon the
18 October student membership survey, the department shall:
19 1. Identify, for each grade group, the number of classes in
20 which the number of students exceeds the maximum and the total
21 number of students which exceeds the maximum for all classes.
22 2. Determine the number of FTE students which exceeds the
23 maximum for each grade group calculated at the school average.
24 2. 3. Multiply the total number of FTE students which
25 exceeds the maximum for each grade group calculated at the
26 school average by the district’s FTE dollar amount of the class
27 size categorical allocation for that year and calculate the
28 total for all three grade groups.
29 3. 4. Multiply the total number of FTE students which
30 exceeds the maximum for all classes calculated at the school
31 average by an amount equal to 50 percent of the base student
32 allocation adjusted by the district cost differential for each
33 of the 2010-2011 through 2013-2014 fiscal years and by an amount
34 equal to the base student allocation adjusted by the district
35 cost differential in the 2014-2015 fiscal year and thereafter.
36 4. 5. Reduce the district’s class size categorical
37 allocation by an amount equal to the sum of the calculations in
38 subparagraphs 2. and 3. and 4 .
39 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.