Florida Senate - 2017                                    SB 1134
       By Senator Lee
       20-00766-17                                           20171134__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to interscholastic extracurricular
    3         activities; amending ss. 1002.33 and 1006.15, F.S.;
    4         authorizing a charter school student to participate in
    5         interscholastic extracurricular activities at a
    6         private school under certain circumstances; providing
    7         an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (11) of section 1002.33, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         1002.33 Charter schools.—
   15  ACTIVITIES.—A charter school student is eligible to participate
   16  in an interscholastic extracurricular activity at the public
   17  school to which the student would be otherwise assigned to
   18  attend, or may develop an agreement to participate at a private
   19  school, pursuant to s. 1006.15(3)(d).
   20         Section 2. Paragraph (d) of subsection (3) of section
   21  1006.15, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   22         1006.15 Student standards for participation in
   23  interscholastic and intrascholastic extracurricular student
   24  activities; regulation.—
   25         (3)
   26         (d) An individual charter school student pursuant to s.
   27  1002.33 is eligible to participate at the public school to which
   28  the student would be assigned according to district school board
   29  attendance area policies or which the student could attend, or
   30  may develop an agreement to participate at a private school, in
   31  any interscholastic extracurricular activity of that school,
   32  unless such activity is provided by the student’s charter
   33  school, if the following conditions are met:
   34         1. The charter school student must meet the requirements of
   35  the charter school education program as determined by the
   36  charter school governing board.
   37         2. During the period of participation at a school, the
   38  charter school student must demonstrate educational progress as
   39  required in paragraph (b).
   40         3. The charter school student must meet the same residency
   41  requirements as other students in the school at which he or she
   42  participates.
   43         4. The charter school student must meet the same standards
   44  of acceptance, behavior, and performance that are required of
   45  other students in extracurricular activities.
   46         5. The charter school student must register with the school
   47  his or her intent to participate in interscholastic
   48  extracurricular activities as a representative of the school
   49  before the beginning date of the season for the activity in
   50  which he or she wishes to participate. A charter school student
   51  must be able to participate in curricular activities if that is
   52  a requirement for an extracurricular activity.
   53         6. A student who transfers from a charter school program to
   54  a traditional public school before or during the first grading
   55  period of the school year is academically eligible to
   56  participate in interscholastic extracurricular activities during
   57  the first grading period if the student has a successful
   58  evaluation from the previous school year, pursuant to
   59  subparagraph 2.
   60         7. Any public school or private school student who has been
   61  unable to maintain academic eligibility for participation in
   62  interscholastic extracurricular activities is ineligible to
   63  participate in such activities as a charter school student until
   64  the student has successfully completed one grading period in a
   65  charter school pursuant to subparagraph 2. to become eligible to
   66  participate as a charter school student.
   67         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.