Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1528
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: FAV            .                                
                  04/11/2014           .                                

       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (393610) (with directory and
    2  title amendments)
    4         Delete lines 849 - 891
    5  and insert:
    7         (a) The Department of Education shall provide information
    8  to the public, directly and through sponsors, on how to form and
    9  operate a charter school and how to enroll in a charter school
   10  once it is created. This information shall include a model
   11  application form, model standard charter contract, standard
   12  evaluation instrument, and model standard charter renewal
   13  contract, which shall include the information specified in
   14  subsections (6) and subsection (7), as applicable, and shall be
   15  developed by consulting and negotiating with both school
   16  districts and charter schools before implementation. The charter
   17  and charter renewal contracts may shall be used by charter
   18  school sponsors.
   20  SCHOOL SYSTEMS.—A charter school system shall be designated a
   21  local educational agency for the purpose of receiving federal
   22  funds, the same as though the charter school system were a
   23  school district, if the governing board of the charter school
   24  system has adopted and filed a resolution with its sponsoring
   25  district school board and the Department of Education in which
   26  the governing board of the charter school system accepts the
   27  full responsibility for all local education agency requirements
   28  and the charter school system meets both all of the following:
   29         (a) Includes both conversion charter schools and
   30  nonconversion charter schools;
   31         (b) Has all schools located in the same county;
   32         (c) Has a total enrollment exceeding the total enrollment
   33  of at least one school district in the state; and
   34         (b)(d) Has the same governing board; and
   35         (e) Does not contract with a for-profit service provider
   36  for management of school operations.
   38  Such designation does not apply to other provisions unless
   39  specifically provided in law.
   40         (27) RULEMAKING.—The Department of Education, after
   41  consultation with school districts and charter school directors,
   42  shall recommend that the State Board of Education adopt rules to
   43  implement specific subsections of this section. Such rules shall
   44  require minimum paperwork and shall not limit charter school
   45  flexibility authorized by statute. The State Board of Education
   46  shall adopt rules, pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54, to
   47  implement a charter model application form, standard evaluation
   48  instrument, and model standard charter and model charter renewal
   49  contracts in accordance with this section.
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   52  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   53         Delete lines 9 - 10
   54  and insert:
   55  paragraph (a) of subsection (21), and subsections (25) and (27)
   56  of section 1002.33, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
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   59  And the title is amended as follows:
   60         Delete lines 1098 - 1103
   61  and insert:
   62         its discretion; requiring the Department of Education
   63         to develop a model charter contract and model charter
   64         renewal contract; revising requirements determining a