Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1360
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/27/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Gaetz) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Between lines 680 and 681
    4  insert:
    5         (4) ONLINE COURSE REQUIREMENT.—At least one course within
    6  the 24 credits required under this section must be completed
    7  through online learning. A school district may not require a
    8  student to take the online course outside the school day or in
    9  addition to a student’s courses for a given semester.
   10         (a) An online course taken in grade 6, grade 7, or grade 8
   11  fulfills the this requirement in this subsection. The This
   12  requirement is met through an online course offered by the
   13  Florida Virtual School, a virtual education provider approved by
   14  the State Board of Education, a high school, or an online dual
   15  enrollment course. A student who is enrolled in a full-time or
   16  part-time virtual instruction program under s. 1002.45 meets the
   17  this requirement.
   18         (b) A district school board or a charter school governing
   19  board, as applicable, may offer students the following options
   20  to satisfy the online course requirement in this subsection:
   21         1. Completion of a course in which a student earns a
   22  nationally recognized industry certification in information
   23  technology that is identified on the CAPE Industry Certification
   24  Funding List pursuant to s. 1008.44 or passage of the
   25  information technology certification examination without
   26  enrollment in or completion of the corresponding course or
   27  courses, as applicable.
   28         2. Passage of an online content assessment, without
   29  enrollment in or completion of the corresponding course or
   30  courses, as applicable, by which the student demonstrates skills
   31  and competency in locating information and applying technology
   32  for instructional purposes.
   34  For purposes of this subsection, a school district may not
   35  require a student to take the online course outside the school
   36  day or in addition to a student’s courses for a given semester.
   37  This subsection requirement does not apply to a student who has
   38  an individual education plan under s. 1003.57 which indicates
   39  that an online course would be inappropriate or to an out-of
   40  state transfer student who is enrolled in a Florida high school
   41  and has 1 academic year or less remaining in high school.
   42         Section 5. Present subsection (27) of section 1001.42,
   43  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (28), and a new
   44  subsection (27) is added to that section, to read:
   45         1001.42 Powers and duties of district school board.—The
   46  district school board, acting as a board, shall exercise all
   47  powers and perform all duties listed below:
   48         (27) VISITATION OF SCHOOLS.—Visit the schools, observe the
   49  management and instruction, give suggestions for improvement,
   50  and advise citizens with the view of promoting interest in
   51  education and improving the school.
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   54  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   55         Delete line 575
   56  and insert:
   57         Section 20. Subsections (2), (3), and (4) of section
   58  1003.4282,
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   61  And the title is amended as follows:
   62         Delete lines 73 - 74
   63  and insert:
   64         by a specified date; creating additional options for
   65         satisfying the online course requirement; conforming
   66         provisions to changes made by the act; amending s.
   67         1001.42, F.S.; revising the duties of a district
   68         school board; amending ss. 1003.4285, 1003.4295,