Florida Senate - 2017                                    SB 1252
       By Senator Galvano
       21-00785A-17                                          20171252__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to education; amending s. 1003.576,
    3         F.S.; deleting obsolete provisions relating to a
    4         requirement that the Department of Education have an
    5         operating electronic individual education plan system
    6         in place for potential statewide use; amending s.
    7         1004.015, F.S.; revising the membership of the Higher
    8         Education Coordinating Council; amending s. 1008.46,
    9         F.S.; revising the date by which the Board of
   10         Governors of the State University System must annually
   11         submit an accountability report; providing an
   12         effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Section 1003.576, Florida Statutes, is amended
   17  to read:
   18         1003.576 Individual education plans for exceptional
   19  students.—The Department of Education must develop and have an
   20  operating electronic IEP system in place for potential statewide
   21  use no later than July 1, 2007. The statewide system shall be
   22  developed collaboratively with school districts and must include
   23  input from school districts currently developing or operating
   24  electronic IEP systems.
   25         Section 2. Present paragraphs (d) through (i) of subsection
   26  (2) of section 1004.015, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
   27  paragraphs (e) through (j), respectively, and a new paragraph
   28  (d) is added to that subsection, to read:
   29         1004.015 Higher Education Coordinating Council.—
   30         (2) Members of the council shall include:
   31         (d) The Chancellor of Career and Adult Education.
   32         Section 3. Upon the expiration and reversion of the
   33  amendment to section 1008.46, Florida Statutes, pursuant to
   34  section 11 of chapter 2016-62, Laws of Florida, subsection (1)
   35  of section 1008.46, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   36         1008.46 State university accountability process.—It is the
   37  intent of the Legislature that an accountability process be
   38  implemented that provides for the systematic, ongoing evaluation
   39  of quality and effectiveness of state universities. It is
   40  further the intent of the Legislature that this accountability
   41  process monitor performance at the system level in each of the
   42  major areas of instruction, research, and public service, while
   43  recognizing the differing missions of each of the state
   44  universities. The accountability process shall provide for the
   45  adoption of systemwide performance standards and performance
   46  goals for each standard identified through a collaborative
   47  effort involving state universities, the Board of Governors, the
   48  Legislature, and the Governor’s Office, consistent with
   49  requirements specified in s. 1001.706. These standards and goals
   50  shall be consistent with s. 216.011(1) to maintain congruity
   51  with the performance-based budgeting process. This process
   52  requires that university accountability reports reflect measures
   53  defined through performance-based budgeting. The performance
   54  based budgeting measures must also reflect the elements of
   55  teaching, research, and service inherent in the missions of the
   56  state universities.
   57         (1) By March 15 December 31 of each year, the Board of
   58  Governors shall submit an annual accountability report providing
   59  information on the implementation of performance standards,
   60  actions taken to improve university achievement of performance
   61  goals, the achievement of performance goals during the prior
   62  year, and initiatives to be undertaken during the next year. The
   63  accountability reports shall be designed in consultation with
   64  the Governor’s Office, the Office of Program Policy Analysis and
   65  Government Accountability, and the Legislature.
   66         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.