Florida Senate - 2014                                     SB 420
       By Senator Detert
       28-00488-14                                            2014420__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to fine arts courses; creating s.
    3         1003.4995, F.S.; requiring the Commissioner of
    4         Education to prepare an annual report relating to
    5         student access to and participation in fine arts
    6         courses and information on educators, facilities, and
    7         instruction in such courses; providing an effective
    8         date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 1003.4995, Florida Statutes, is created
   13  to read:
   14         1003.4995 Fine arts report.—The Commissioner of Education
   15  shall prepare an annual report that includes a description,
   16  based on annual reporting by schools, of student access to and
   17  participation in fine arts courses, which are visual arts,
   18  music, dance, and theatre courses; the number and certification
   19  status of educators providing instruction in the courses;
   20  educational facilities designed and classroom space equipped for
   21  fine arts instruction; and the manner in which schools are
   22  providing the core curricular content for fine arts established
   23  in the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The report
   24  shall be posted on the Department of Education’s website and
   25  updated annually.
   26         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.