Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1468
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/03/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Education (Galvano) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 47 and 48
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 1003.481, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         1003.481Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot
    8  Program.—
    9         (1)Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the Early
   10  Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program is created
   11  within the Department of Education for a period of 3 school
   12  years. The purpose of the pilot program is to assist selected
   13  school districts in implementing comprehensive music education
   14  programs for students in kindergarten through grade 2.
   15         (2)In order for a school district to be eligible for
   16  participation in the pilot program, the superintendent must
   17  certify to the Commissioner of Education, in a format prescribed
   18  by the department, that each elementary school within the
   19  district has established a comprehensive music education program
   20  that:
   21         (a)Includes all students at the school enrolled in
   22  kindergarten through grade 2.
   23         (b)Is staffed by certified music educators.
   24         (c)Provides music instruction for at least 30 consecutive
   25  minutes 2 days a week.
   26         (d)Complies with class size requirements under s. 1003.03.
   27         (e)Complies with the department’s standards for early
   28  childhood music education programs for students in kindergarten
   29  through grade 2.
   30         (3)(a)The commissioner shall select school districts for
   31  participation in the pilot program, subject to legislative
   32  appropriation, based on the school district’s proximity to the
   33  University of Florida and needs-based criteria established by
   34  the State Board of Education. Selected school districts shall
   35  annually receive $150 per full-time equivalent student in
   36  kindergarten through grade 2 who is enrolled in a comprehensive
   37  music education program.
   38         (b)To maintain eligibility for participation in the pilot
   39  program, a selected school district must annually certify to the
   40  commissioner, in a format prescribed by the department, that
   41  each elementary school within the district provides a
   42  comprehensive music education program that meets the
   43  requirements of subsection (2). If a selected school district
   44  fails to provide the annual certification for a fiscal year, the
   45  school district must return all funds received through the pilot
   46  program for that fiscal year.
   47         (4)The University of Florida’s College of Education shall
   48  evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot program by measuring
   49  student academic performance and the success of the program. The
   50  evaluation must include, but is not limited to, a quantitative
   51  analysis of student achievement and a qualitative evaluation of
   52  students enrolled in the comprehensive music education programs.
   53         (5)The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
   54  administer this section.
   55         (6)This section expires June 30, 2020.
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   58  And the title is amended as follows:
   59         Delete line 8
   60  and insert:
   61         in an emergency situation; creating s. 1003.481, F.S.;
   62         creating the Early Childhood Music Education Incentive
   63         Pilot Program within the Department of Education for a
   64         specified period; providing for school district
   65         eligibility; providing comprehensive music education
   66         program requirements; providing for school district
   67         selection, funding, and program payments; requiring
   68         selected school districts to annually provide a
   69         specified certification to the Commissioner of
   70         Education; requiring a selected school district to
   71         return funds under certain circumstances; requiring
   72         the University of Florida’s College of Education to
   73         perform an evaluation; authorizing the State Board of
   74         Education to adopt rules; providing for expiration of
   75         the pilot program; amending s. 1004.345, F.S.;