CS for SB 1418                                   First Engrossed
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to supplemental academic instruction;
    3         amending s. 1011.62, F.S.; deleting the fiscal year
    4         for the requirement that specified school districts
    5         use certain funds toward additional intensive reading
    6         instruction; specifying the method for determining the
    7         300 lowest-performing elementary schools; requiring
    8         categorical funds for supplemental academic
    9         instruction to be provided for in the Florida
   10         Education Finance Program; specifying the method of
   11         determining the allocation of categorical funding;
   12         providing for the recalculation of categorical
   13         funding; requiring an allocation to be prorated if
   14         certain conditions exist; conforming provisions
   15         relating to the research-based reading instruction
   16         allocation to changes made by the act; deleting
   17         obsolete provisions; providing effective dates.
   19  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   21         Section 1. Effective July 1, 2016, and upon the expiration
   22  of the amendment to section 1011.62, Florida Statutes, made by
   23  chapter 2015-222, Laws of Florida, paragraph (f) of subsection
   24  (1) and paragraph (a) of subsection (9) of that section are
   25  amended to read:
   26         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
   27  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
   28  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
   29  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
   30  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
   31  follows:
   33  OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in
   34  determining the annual allocation to each district for
   35  operation:
   36         (f) Supplemental academic instruction; categorical fund.—
   37         1. There is created a categorical fund to provide
   38  supplemental academic instruction to students in kindergarten
   39  through grade 12. This paragraph may be cited as the
   40  “Supplemental Academic Instruction Categorical Fund.”
   41         2. The categorical fund funds for supplemental academic
   42  instruction shall be allocated annually to each school district
   43  in the amount provided in the General Appropriations Act. These
   44  funds shall be in addition to the funds appropriated on the
   45  basis of FTE student membership in the Florida Education Finance
   46  Program and shall be included in the total potential funds of
   47  each district. These funds shall be used to provide supplemental
   48  academic instruction to students enrolled in the K-12 program.
   49  For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, Each school district that has one
   50  or more of the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools based on
   51  the state reading assessment shall use these funds, together
   52  with the funds provided in the district’s research-based reading
   53  instruction allocation and other available funds, to provide an
   54  additional hour of instruction beyond the normal school day for
   55  each day of the entire school year for intensive reading
   56  instruction for the students in each of these schools. This
   57  additional hour of instruction must be provided by teachers or
   58  reading specialists who are effective in teaching reading or by
   59  a K-5 mentoring reading program that is supervised by a teacher
   60  who is effective in at teaching reading. Students enrolled in
   61  these schools who have level 5 assessment scores may participate
   62  in the additional hour of instruction on an optional basis.
   63  Exceptional student education centers may shall not be included
   64  in the 300 schools. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the 300
   65  lowest-performing elementary schools shall be based on the 2015
   66  2016 state reading assessment. After this requirement has been
   67  met, supplemental instruction strategies may include, but are
   68  not limited to: use of a modified curriculum, reading
   69  instruction, after-school instruction, tutoring, mentoring, a
   70  reduction in class size reduction, an extended school year,
   71  intensive skills development in summer school, and other methods
   72  of for improving student achievement. Supplemental instruction
   73  may be provided to a student in any manner and at any time
   74  during or beyond the regular 180-day term identified by the
   75  school as being the most effective and efficient way to best
   76  help that student progress from grade to grade and to graduate.
   77         3.Categorical funds for supplemental academic instruction
   78  shall be provided annually in the Florida Education Finance
   79  Program as specified in the General Appropriations Act. These
   80  funds shall be provided as a supplement to the funds
   81  appropriated for the basic funding level and shall be included
   82  in the total funds of each district. The allocation shall
   83  consist of a base amount that shall have a workload adjustment
   84  based on changes in unweighted FTE. In addition, districts that
   85  have elementary schools included in the 300 lowest-performing
   86  schools designation shall be allocated additional funds to
   87  assist those districts in providing intensive reading
   88  instruction to students in those schools. The amount provided
   89  shall be based on each district’s level of per-student funding
   90  in the reading instruction allocation and the supplemental
   91  academic instruction categorical fund and on the total FTE for
   92  each of the schools. The categorical funding shall be
   93  recalculated once during the fiscal year following an updated
   94  designation of the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools and
   95  shall be based on actual student membership from the October FTE
   96  survey. Upon recalculation of funding for the supplemental
   97  academic instruction categorical fund, if the total allocation
   98  is greater than the amount provided in the General
   99  Appropriations Act, the allocation shall be prorated to the
  100  level provided to support the appropriation, based on each
  101  district’s share of the total.
  102         4.3. Effective with the 1999-2000 fiscal year, funding on
  103  the basis of FTE membership beyond the 180-day regular term
  104  shall be provided in the FEFP only for students enrolled in
  105  juvenile justice education programs or in education programs for
  106  juveniles placed in secure facilities or programs under s.
  107  985.19. Funding for instruction beyond the regular 180-day
  108  school year for all other K-12 students shall be provided
  109  through the supplemental academic instruction categorical fund
  110  and other state, federal, and local fund sources with ample
  111  flexibility for schools to provide supplemental instruction to
  112  assist students in progressing from grade to grade and
  113  graduating.
  114         5.4. The Florida State University School, as a lab school,
  115  is authorized to expend from its FEFP or Lottery Enhancement
  116  Trust Fund allocation the cost to the student of remediation in
  117  reading, writing, or mathematics for any graduate who requires
  118  remediation at a postsecondary educational institution.
  119         6.5. Beginning in the 1999-2000 school year, dropout
  120  prevention programs as defined in ss. 1003.52, 1003.53(1)(a),
  121  (b), and (c), and 1003.54 shall be included in group 1 programs
  122  under subparagraph (d)3.
  124         (a) The research-based reading instruction allocation is
  125  created to provide comprehensive reading instruction to students
  126  in kindergarten through grade 12. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year,
  127  In each school district that has one or more of the 300 lowest
  128  performing elementary schools based on the state reading
  129  assessment, priority shall be given to providing an additional
  130  hour per day of intensive reading instruction beyond the normal
  131  school day for each day of the entire school year for the
  132  students in each school. For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the 300
  133  lowest-performing elementary schools shall be based on the 2015
  134  2016 state reading assessment. Students enrolled in these
  135  schools who have Level 5 assessment scores may participate in
  136  the additional hour of instruction on an optional basis.
  137  Exceptional student education centers may shall not be included
  138  in the 300 schools. The intensive reading instruction delivered
  139  in this additional hour and for other students must shall
  140  include: research-based reading instruction that has been proven
  141  to accelerate the progress of students exhibiting a reading
  142  deficiency; differentiated instruction based on student
  143  assessment data to meet students’ specific reading needs;
  144  explicit and systematic reading development in phonemic
  145  awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, with
  146  more extensive opportunities for guided practice, error
  147  correction, and feedback; and the integration of social studies,
  148  science, and mathematics-text reading, text discussion, and
  149  writing in response to reading. For the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
  150  fiscal years, a school district may not hire more reading
  151  coaches than were hired during the 2011-2012 fiscal year unless
  152  all students in kindergarten through grade 5 who demonstrate a
  153  reading deficiency, as determined by district and state
  154  assessments, including students scoring Level 1 or Level 2 on
  155  the statewide, standardized reading assessment or, upon
  156  implementation, the English Language Arts assessment, are
  157  provided an additional hour per day of intensive reading
  158  instruction beyond the normal school day for each day of the
  159  entire school year.
  160         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.