Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1076
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/19/2016           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Legg) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 93 - 170
    4  and insert:
    5  specify include the schedule of courses, by semester, and
    6  industry certifications to be taken by the student, student
    7  attendance requirements, and course grade requirements, and the
    8  applicability of such courses to an associate degree or a
    9  baccalaureate degree.
   10         (b) By September 1 of each school year, each district
   11  school board must notify each student enrolled in grades 9, 10,
   12  11, and 12 in a public school within the school district about
   13  the structured high school acceleration program including, but
   14  not limited to:
   15         1. The method for earning college credit through
   16  participation in the program. Such methods must include an
   17  Internet website link to the dual enrollment course equivalency
   18  list approved by the Department of Education and the credit-by
   19  examination equivalency list adopted by the State Board of
   20  Education in rule.
   21         2. The estimated cost savings to students and their
   22  families resulting from students successfully completing 30
   23  credit hours toward general education core or common
   24  prerequisite course requirements and earning industry
   25  certifications before graduating from high school versus the
   26  cost of earning such credit hours and industry certifications
   27  after graduating from high school.
   28         (4)(5)AUTHORIZED PROGRAM CONTRACTS.—In addition to
   29  executing a contract with the local Florida College System
   30  institution under this section, a district school board may
   31  execute a contract to establish a structured collegiate high
   32  school acceleration program with a state university or an
   33  institution that is eligible to participate in the William L.
   34  Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant Program, that is a
   35  nonprofit independent college or university located and
   36  chartered in this state, and that is accredited by the
   37  Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges
   38  and Schools to grant baccalaureate degrees. Such university or
   39  institution must meet the requirements specified under
   40  subsections (2) (3) and (3) (4). A charter school may execute a
   41  contract directly with the local Florida College System
   42  institution or another institution as authorized under this
   43  section to establish a structured high school acceleration
   44  program at a mutually agreed upon location.
   45         (5) FUNDING.—
   46         (a)(6) The structured collegiate high school acceleration
   47  program shall be funded pursuant to ss. 1007.271 and 1011.62.
   48  The State Board of Education shall enforce compliance with this
   49  section by withholding the transfer of funds for the school
   50  districts and the Florida College System institutions in
   51  accordance with s. 1008.32.
   52         (b) A student who enrolls in the structured high school
   53  acceleration program and successfully completes 30 credit hours
   54  toward fulfilling general education core curriculum or common
   55  prerequisite course requirements pursuant to s. 1007.25, which
   56  may include attaining one or more industry certifications,
   57  generates a 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) bonus. A student who
   58  enrolls in the structured high school acceleration program and
   59  successfully completes 60 credit hours toward fulfilling the
   60  requirements for an associate in arts or an associate in science
   61  degree pursuant to the student performance contract under
   62  subsection (3), which may include attaining one or more industry
   63  certifications, before graduating from high school, generates an
   64  additional 0.5 FTE bonus. Each district school board that is a
   65  contractual partner with a Florida College System institution
   66  shall report to the commissioner the total FTE bonus for each
   67  structured high school acceleration program for the students
   68  from that district school board. The total FTE bonus shall be
   69  added to each school district’s total weighted FTE for funding
   70  in the subsequent fiscal year.
   71         (6) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.—
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   74  And the title is amended as follows:
   75         Delete line 13
   76  and insert:
   77         providing reporting requirements;