Florida Senate - 2016                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1418
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             03/03/2016 12:13 PM       .                                

       Senator Simmons moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 38 - 135
    4  and insert:
    5         2. The categorical fund funds for supplemental academic
    6  instruction shall be allocated annually to each school district
    7  in the amount provided in the General Appropriations Act. These
    8  funds shall be in addition to the funds appropriated on the
    9  basis of FTE student membership in the Florida Education Finance
   10  Program and shall be included in the total potential funds of
   11  each district. These funds shall be used to provide supplemental
   12  academic instruction to students enrolled in the K-12 program.
   13  For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, Each school district that has one
   14  or more of the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools based on
   15  the state reading assessment shall use these funds, together
   16  with the funds provided in the district’s research-based reading
   17  instruction allocation and other available funds, to provide an
   18  additional hour of instruction beyond the normal school day for
   19  each day of the entire school year for intensive reading
   20  instruction for the students in each of these schools. This
   21  additional hour of instruction must be provided by teachers or
   22  reading specialists who are effective in teaching reading or by
   23  a K-5 mentoring reading program that is supervised by a teacher
   24  who is effective in at teaching reading. Students enrolled in
   25  these schools who have level 5 assessment scores may participate
   26  in the additional hour of instruction on an optional basis.
   27  Exceptional student education centers may shall not be included
   28  in the 300 schools. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the 300
   29  lowest-performing elementary schools shall be based on the 2015
   30  2016 state reading assessment. After this requirement has been
   31  met, supplemental instruction strategies may include, but are
   32  not limited to: use of a modified curriculum, reading
   33  instruction, after-school instruction, tutoring, mentoring, a
   34  reduction in class size reduction, an extended school year,
   35  intensive skills development in summer school, and other methods
   36  of for improving student achievement. Supplemental instruction
   37  may be provided to a student in any manner and at any time
   38  during or beyond the regular 180-day term identified by the
   39  school as being the most effective and efficient way to best
   40  help that student progress from grade to grade and to graduate.
   41         3.Categorical funds for supplemental academic instruction
   42  shall be provided annually in the Florida Education Finance
   43  Program as specified in the General Appropriations Act. These
   44  funds shall be provided as a supplement to the funds
   45  appropriated for the basic funding level and shall be included
   46  in the total funds of each district. The allocation shall
   47  consist of a base amount that shall have a workload adjustment
   48  based on changes in unweighted FTE. In addition, districts that
   49  have elementary schools included in the 300 lowest-performing
   50  schools designation shall be allocated additional funds to
   51  assist those districts in providing intensive reading
   52  instruction to students in those schools. The amount provided
   53  shall be based on each district’s level of per-student funding
   54  in the reading instruction allocation and the supplemental
   55  academic instruction categorical fund and on the total FTE for
   56  each of the schools. The categorical funding shall be
   57  recalculated once during the fiscal year following an updated
   58  designation of the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools and
   59  shall be based on actual student membership from the October FTE
   60  survey. Upon recalculation of funding for the supplemental
   61  academic instruction categorical fund, if the total allocation
   62  is greater than the amount provided in the General
   63  Appropriations Act, the allocation shall be prorated to the
   64  level provided to support the appropriation, based on each
   65  district’s share of the total.
   66         4.3. Effective with the 1999-2000 fiscal year, funding on
   67  the basis of FTE membership beyond the 180-day regular term
   68  shall be provided in the FEFP only for students enrolled in
   69  juvenile justice education programs or in education programs for
   70  juveniles placed in secure facilities or programs under s.
   71  985.19. Funding for instruction beyond the regular 180-day
   72  school year for all other K-12 students shall be provided
   73  through the supplemental academic instruction categorical fund
   74  and other state, federal, and local fund sources with ample
   75  flexibility for schools to provide supplemental instruction to
   76  assist students in progressing from grade to grade and
   77  graduating.
   78         5.4. The Florida State University School, as a lab school,
   79  is authorized to expend from its FEFP or Lottery Enhancement
   80  Trust Fund allocation the cost to the student of remediation in
   81  reading, writing, or mathematics for any graduate who requires
   82  remediation at a postsecondary educational institution.
   83         6.5. Beginning in the 1999-2000 school year, dropout
   84  prevention programs as defined in ss. 1003.52, 1003.53(1)(a),
   85  (b), and (c), and 1003.54 shall be included in group 1 programs
   86  under subparagraph (d)3.
   88         (a) The research-based reading instruction allocation is
   89  created to provide comprehensive reading instruction to students
   90  in kindergarten through grade 12. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year,
   91  In each school district that has one or more of the 300 lowest
   92  performing elementary schools based on the state reading
   93  assessment, priority shall be given to providing an additional
   94  hour per day of intensive reading instruction beyond the normal
   95  school day for each day of the entire school year for the
   96  students in each school. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the 300
   97  lowest-performing elementary schools shall be based on the 2015
   98  2016 state reading assessment. Students enrolled in these
   99  schools who have Level 5 assessment scores may participate in
  100  the additional hour of instruction on an optional basis.
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  103  And the title is amended as follows:
  104         Delete lines 3 - 13
  105  and insert:
  106         amending s. 1011.62, F.S.; deleting the fiscal year
  107         for the requirement that specified school districts
  108         use certain funds toward additional intensive reading
  109         instruction; specifying the method for determining the
  110         300 lowest-performing elementary schools; requiring
  111         categorical funds for supplemental academic
  112         instruction to be provided for in the Florida
  113         Education Finance Program; specifying the method of
  114         determining the allocation of categorical funding;
  115         providing for the recalculation of categorical
  116         funding; requiring an allocation to be prorated if
  117         certain conditions exist; conforming provisions
  118         relating to the research-based reading instruction
  119         allocation to changes made by the act; deleting
  120         obsolete provisions; providing