Florida Senate - 2014 SB 886 By Senator Montford 3-00881A-14 2014886__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Teachers Classroom 3 Supply Assistance Program; amending s. 1012.71, F.S.; 4 revising procedures for distributing program funds to 5 classroom teachers; providing an effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 1012.71, Florida 10 Statutes, is amended to read: 11 1012.71 The Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance 12 Program.— 13 (3) From the funds allocated to each school district and 14 any funds received from local contributions for the Florida 15 Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance Program, the district 16 school board shall calculate an identical amount for each 17 classroom teacher who is expected to be employed by the school 18 district or a charter school in the district on September 1 of 19 each year, which is that teacher’s proportionate share of the 20 total amount allocated to the district from state funds and 21 funds received from local contributions. A job-share classroom 22 teacher may receive a prorated share of the amount provided to a 23 full-time classroom teacher. For a classroom teacher determined 24 eligible on July 1, the district school board and each charter 25 school board may provide the teacher with his or her total 26 proportionate share by August 1 based on the estimate of the 27 number of teachers who will be employed on September 1. For a 28 classroom teacher determined eligible after July 1, the district 29 school board and each charter school board shall provide the 30
each classroomteacher with his or her total proportionate share 31 by September 30. The proportionate share may be provided of each32 yearby any means determined appropriate by the district school 33 board or charter school board, including, but not limited to, 34 direct deposit, check, debit card, or purchasing card. If a 35 debit card is used, an identifier must be placed on the front of 36 the debit card which clearly indicates that the card has been 37 issued for the Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance 38 Program. Expenditures under the program are not subject to state 39 or local competitive bidding requirements. Funds received by a 40 classroom teacher do not affect wages, hours, or terms and 41 conditions of employment and, therefore, are not subject to 42 collective bargaining. Any classroom teacher may decline receipt 43 of or return the funds without explanation or cause. 44 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.