Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1148
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (264486) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 374 and 375
    5  insert:
    6         Section 11. Subsection (2) of section 1012.2315, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         1012.2315 Assignment of teachers.—
    9         (2) ASSIGNMENT TO SCHOOLS GRADED “D” or “F”.—
   10         (a) A school district districts may not assign a higher
   11  percentage than the school district average of temporarily
   12  certified teachers, teachers in need of improvement, or out-of
   13  field teachers to schools graded “D” or “F” pursuant to s.
   14  1008.34.
   15         (b)1.Beginning July 1, 2014, a school district may assign
   16  an individual newly hired as instructional personnel to a school
   17  that has earned a grade of “F” in the previous year or any
   18  combination of three consecutive grades of “D” or “F” in the
   19  previous 3 years pursuant to s. 1008.34 if the individual:
   20         a. Has received an effective rating or highly effective
   21  rating in the immediate prior year’s performance evaluation
   22  pursuant s. 1012.34;
   23         b. Has successfully completed or is enrolled in a teacher
   24  preparation program pursuant to s. 1004.04, s. 1004.85, or s.
   25  1012.56, or a teacher preparation program specified in State
   26  Board of Education rule, is provided with high quality mentoring
   27  during the first 2 years of employment, holds a certificate
   28  issued pursuant to s. 1012.56, and holds a probationary contract
   29  pursuant to s. 1012.335(2)(a); or
   30         c. Holds a probationary contract pursuant to s.
   31  1012.335(2)(a), holds a certificate issued pursuant to s.
   32  1012.56, and has successful teaching experience, and if, in the
   33  judgment of the school principal, students would benefit from
   34  the placement of that individual.
   35         2. As used in this paragraph, the term “mentoring includes
   36  the use of student achievement data combined with at least
   37  monthly observations to improve the educator’s effectiveness in
   38  improving student outcomes. Mentoring may be provided by a
   39  school district, a teacher preparation program approved pursuant
   40  to s. 1004.04, s. 1004.85, or s. 1012.56, or a teacher
   41  preparation program specified in State Board of Education rule.
   42         3. The State Board of Education shall adopt rules under ss.
   43  120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement this paragraph.
   45  Each school district shall annually certify to the Commissioner
   46  of Education that the requirements in this subsection have
   47  requirement has been met. If the commissioner determines that a
   48  school district is not in compliance with this subsection, the
   49  State Board of Education shall be notified and shall take action
   50  pursuant to s. 1008.32 in the next regularly scheduled meeting
   51  to require compliance.
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   54  And the title is amended as follows:
   55         Delete lines 389 - 433
   56  and insert:
   57         An act relating to education; amending s. 243.52,
   58         F.S.; expanding the definition of the term “project”
   59         as it relates to the Higher Educational Facilities
   60         Financing Act; amending s. 1001.03, F.S.; prohibiting
   61         the State Board of Education from approving Florida
   62         College System institution baccalaureate degree
   63         program proposals between specified dates; amending s.
   64         1004.32, F.S.; revising the mission and goals of the
   65         New College of Florida; requiring the New College of
   66         Florida to establish a specified master’s degree
   67         program; amending s. 1007.33, F.S.; prohibiting the
   68         Board of Trustees of the St. Petersburg College from
   69         establishing new baccalaureate degree programs between
   70         specified dates; amending s. 1009.531, F.S.; providing
   71         that the initial award and renewal period for students
   72         who are unable to accept an initial award immediately
   73         after completion of high school due to a full-time
   74         religious or service obligation begins upon the
   75         completion of the religious or service obligation;
   76         requiring verification from the entity for which the
   77         student completed such obligation; amending ss.
   78         1009.534, 1009.535, and 1009.536, F.S.; requiring a
   79         student, as a prerequisite for the Florida Academic
   80         Scholars award, the Florida Medallion Scholars award,
   81         or the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award, to
   82         identify a social or civic issue or a professional
   83         area of interest and develop a plan for his or her
   84         personal involvement in addressing the issue or
   85         learning about the area; prohibiting the student from
   86         receiving remuneration or academic credit for the
   87         volunteer service work performed; providing examples
   88         of volunteer service work; requiring that the hours of
   89         volunteer service work performed be documented in
   90         writing and the document be signed by the student, the
   91         student’s parent or guardian, and a representative of
   92         the organization for which the student performed the
   93         volunteer service work; deleting obsolete provisions;
   94         amending s. 1009.55, F.S.; increasing the annual
   95         maximum number of scholarships that may be awarded in
   96         the Rosewood Family Scholarship Program; increasing
   97         the annual maximum award amount per student; amending
   98         s. 1007.271, F.S.; prohibiting a school district from
   99         paying for any costs incurred for summer term dual
  100         enrollment courses; amending s. 1012.2315, F.S.;
  101         authorizing a school district to assign to a school
  102         that has earned failing grades certain newly hired
  103         instructional personnel; providing for retroactive