Florida Senate - 2016 SB 528 By Senator Gibson 9-00580-16 2016528__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Opportunity Scholarship 3 Program; amending s. 1002.38, F.S.; providing that a 4 student being promoted to grade 6 or grade 9 may not 5 receive an opportunity scholarship if the middle 6 school or high school to which the student is assigned 7 meets specified criteria; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section 12 1002.38, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 13 1002.38 Opportunity Scholarship Program.— 14 (3) SCHOOL DISTRICT OBLIGATIONS.— 15 (a) A school district shall, for each student enrolled in 16 or assigned to a school that has been designated as provided in 17 subsection (2): 18 1. Timely notify the parent of the student as soon as such 19 designation is made of all options available pursuant to this 20 section. 21 2. Offer that student’s parent an opportunity to enroll the 22 student in a public school within the district that has been 23 designated by the state as a school performing higher than that 24 in which the student is currently enrolled or to which the 25 student has been assigned, but not less than performance grade 26 category “C.” The student shall have the opportunity to continue 27 attendance in the higher-performing public school feeder pattern 28 until the student graduates from high school. Beginning July 1, 29 2016, a student who meets the eligibility requirements of 30 paragraph (2)(a) and who is being promoted to grade 6 or grade 9 31 may not be granted an opportunity scholarship if the middle 32 school or high school that he or she will attend within his or 33 her assigned school attendance area has earned a grade of “C” or 34 better, pursuant to s. 1008.34, for the previous school year. 35 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.